Settler attacks against Palestinians escalate

 

Settler attacks against Palestinians ...
Settler attacks against Palestinians ...


As the Shabbat ended Saturday evening, Israeli settlers raided Palestinian villages and towns across the West Bank, injuring several Palestinians. The raids followed the killing of a family of five Israelis in Itamar settlement in Nablus overnight Friday. A three-month-old baby Hadas, Elad, 4, Yoav, 11 and their parents Udi and Ruthie were all stabbed to death in their home.

During the day settlers stormed several villages in Nablus, including Burin and Huwwara, entering homes and harassing residents. Settlers handed out leaflets threatening the lives of villagers in Beitillu, near Ramallah, and threw rocks at Palestinian cars in Hebron.

Saturday evening, five members of the Abu Akar family were attacked by around 200 settlers as they drove back from Hebron to their home in Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

“Some 200 extremist settlers armed with guns, clubs, and knives obstructed our car on the road from Hebron to Bethlehem. We tried to run away, but they hurled stones at the car smashing its windshields.

“My brother-in-law, the driver, sustained serious wounds and was forced to pull over. I tried to step out and take the wheel but they attacked me with clubs. Israeli forces who were watching did nothing to stop them,” Ammar Abu Akar told Ma’an.

He said he sustained bruises in the back and shoulders while his brother-in-law, 53-year-old Nidhal Abu Akar, sustained serious head injuries. Ammar’s father and two of his uncles, Muhammad and Khalil Abu Akar, were also injured by stones and shattered glass.

Ammar said the family narrowly escaped death after one of them managed to take control of the car and sped away to a hilltop through a dirt road. ...........more:  http://ps.hadnews.com/

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