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Palestinian and international hikers in the Jericho area attacked by Israeli settlers

JERICHO, Friday, January 13, 2023 (WAFA) – As Palestinian and international hikers were walking a trail near the town of al-Ouja, north of the ancient city of Jericho, east of the occupied West Bank, settlers attacked them, according to a rights activist.

Thayer Njoum, an activist, told WAFA that a group of Palestinians and internationals was walking a tourist trail near al-Ouja when settlers came to them and attacked them with clubs and sprayed their faces with pepper gas.

One of the hikers, an Italian national, received a fracture and bruises on her arm while others suffered from burns on their faces after being sprayed with pepper gas.

One of the hikers said that after walking 11 kilometers and were about to reach their bus, settlers attacked them, beating them and threatening to kill them.

They spent two hours trying to call the police but to no avail.

The international hikers included American, French and Italian nationals.

M.K.

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