Monday, 12 July 2010

Hundreds of settlers storm Nablus village, beat up old ma n- Israeli police release settler charged with murdering Palestinian child

[ 12/07/2010 - 11:01 AM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)-- Hundreds of Zionist settlers stormed the village of Awarta, east of Nablus, at dawn Monday under protection of a large number of Zionist occupation forces, sources in Nablus city said.

They added that the settlers, mounting several buses, entered the village and offered Toratic rituals as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) declared the village a closed military zone, blocking all traffic in and out of it.

Eyewitnesses reported that 400 settlers broke into the village claiming that Islamic graves were the burial site of their prophets, which raised fears among the villagers that the allegation was meant as a prelude to laying the settlers' hands on those graveyards.

In Al-Khalil, settlers from Kiryat Arba beat up a 67-year-old Palestinian man on Sunday evening, local sources said, adding that Jadallah Al-Jabari was hospitalized following the assault.

Meanwhile, the IOF soldiers detained six Palestinians during incursions in Al-Khalil and Jenin districts at dawn Monday.

Yediot Ahronot quoted military sources as saying that three Palestinians were detained in Qabatia, Jenin, and three others in Al-Khalil district.

Israeli police release settler charged with murdering Palestinian child

[ 12/07/2010 - 10:50 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Israeli police released an Israeli settler on Sunday only two hours after detaining him on charges of killing a 15-year-old Palestinian child two months ago.

The police announced that the settler, residing in Yitzhar settlement built on Palestinian land in Nablus district, claimed that he fired at the boy Aysar Al-Zaban after stones were thrown at his car.

The statement said that the settler, 37, said that his car was stoned near Birzeit town in Ramallah district, so he stopped the car and fired at the boy leading to his instant death.

Palestinian sources said that the man chased a group of boys and fired at them at the pretext of throwing stones at his car, killing the child on the spot.

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