Home Occupation 27/May/2022 09:46 PM

Settlers attack Palestinian children in downtown Hebron

HEBRON, Friday, May 27, 2022 (WAFA) – A group of Israeli settler extremists attacked Palestinian children this evening while they were playing in the vicinity of their homes in the Old City of Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Manal Da’na, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the settlers physically assaulted and beat up a number of children below the age of ten while playing outside their family homes.

She said an Israeli army force which later arrived at the scene of the attack to secure the way the attacking settlers out of the scene fired teargas canisters and stun grenades at homes of residents.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law and consensus.


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