An apparently Jewish suspect fled the scene. Police suspect the attack was nationalistically-motivated.
The victim was taken to the Alia hospital in Hebron, despite the Civil Administration's offer to take him to an Israeli medical center. Large military and police forces are present at the scene investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Last Friday, eight Israelis attacked a Palestinian construction worker who claimed he was beaten with a brick and an iron rod.
"I was walking to work as usual when eight young, masked settlers armed with clubs began hitting me in the head and legs," Sami Snobar recalled from his hospital bed Thursday.
Snobar was one of two Palestinians who were attacked in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh Thursday, in what police suspect was a "price tag" act carried out to avenge the massacre in Itamar.
Yair Altman contributed to this report
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