Clashes in Hebron
Photo: AFP

11 hurt in Hebron clashes

Violent Saturday in Hebron: Palestinians, settlers hurl stones at each other near disputed home in West Bank city; Jewish teens, two Border Guard officers among injured. No arrests made in connection with clashes

Tensions growing near disputed house in Hebron: Eleven people were wounded Saturday during clashes between settlers and Palestinians hurling stones at each other near the disputed Hebron house slated for evacuation.


The wounded include two lightly injured Border Guard officers. No arrests were made in connection with the violent incidents.


Violent day in Hebron (Photo: AFP)


Police in Hebron received reports of stone throwing in the area from the IDF Saturday afternoon. Army, police, and Border Guard forces arrived at the scene in order to quell the clashes between Palestinians and Jews.


Seven Palestinians were hurt as a result of stone throwing. Two of them were evacuated from the scene by the Red Crescent. Meanwhile, one of two wounded settlers was taken to a Jerusalem hospital. The two injured Border Guard officers were treated at the scene and did not require further medical attention.


IDF soldiers tend to wounded Palestinian (Photo: AFP)


Members of Hebron's Jewish community claimed that Palestinians hurled stones at youths early Saturday. The sources said that later in the day Palestinians hurled stones from roofs, hurting one boy. The settlers said four more children required medical attention at the Kiryat Arba clinic.


A settler group coordinating activity around the disputed House of Peace urged the Hebron police to "bring the Arab rioters who ambushed children and hurt five of them to justice." The group also demanded that a Border Guard officer who they said beat up the wife of the local council chairman apologize for his actions.


פרסום ראשון: 11.29.08, 19:21
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