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Settler teen suspected of injuring Palestinian girl, her mother

16-year-old Yitzhar resident suspected of throwing stone at passing Palestinian vehicle to be brought before judge

Judea and Samaria police arrested Sunday night a 16-year-old resident of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar who is suspected of throwing a stone at a Palestinian vehicle on Friday, injuring a woman and her daughter.


Police said additional suspects have also been detained.


The Palestinian woman and her 7-year-old daughter were evacuated to a Nablus hospital, and later transferred to Israel. Police said they plan on bringing the main suspect before a Kfar Saba District Court judge on Monday.


Reports of clashes between settlers and Palestinians have increased as of late. Residents of the Burin village in the northern West Bank claimed to have been attacked several times by settlers from nearby Bracha.


The Palestinians said the settlers were trying to keep them away from their grazing lands. According to the villagers, the settlers set a field on fire and fired rockets on their homes.


A few weeks prior to the Burin incidents, Palestinian shepherds complained that Jewish settlers attacked them near Yitzhar and stabbed one of their donkeys.


In another incident, IDFA forces were dispatched to the hills overlooking Yitzhar after local Palestinians claimed that dozens of settlers rioted in the area and damaged their property.


The Yitzhar settlers said the violence broke out after Palestinians set fire to one of their wheat fields.


פרסום ראשון: 08.04.08, 00:50
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