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Settlers fire at two children south of Hebron

HEBRON, Thursday, March 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Two Palestinian children survived death today when they were fired at by a group of fanatic Israeli settlers near the town of Yatta in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission in Hebron, told WAFA that armed settlers opened gunfire towards two children from Hrezat family while they were grazing sheep in the area of Masafer Yatta.

The two children, said to be 12 and 13 years old respectively, survived the attack, and were able to leave to a safe haven.

In the meantime, Israeli occupation forces raided the village of Karmel, one of the hamlets of Masafer Yatta area, and stormed and searched the homes of local Palestinian residents, wreaking havoc behind.

The area of Masafer Yatta, a collection of about 19 nomadic Bedouin hamlets, have been a frequent target of almost daily assaults by the Israeli military and settlers, who wish to empty the area of its indigenous population for settlement expansion purposes.

Almost everyday, attacks by the Israeli occupation forces or settlers on Palestinians are reported in the area.

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