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Israeli youth tied & beat Palestinian after shot by settlers

Israeli youth tied & beat Palestinian after shot by settlers
02-06-2012,23:47

Al Qassam website - Two separate shooting incidents involving Israeli settlers last month indicated that Israeli teens tied and beat a Palestinian who had been shot and wounded near the West Bank settlement of "Yitzhar", Israeli media sources said.

The source added that the last week, just one week following a similar attack on Palestinians was recorded, an Israeli settler shot and wounded a Palestinian man without any reason.

The settlers attack began when a group of settlers set fire to fields belonging to a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.

Residents said about 25 settlers, some of them carrying guns, set fire to wheat fields in the village of Orif, which is near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Some villagers came out to extinguish the fire and stop the settlers, said Nablus official Kassan Daglas. Israeli soldiers then came to the scene and attacked Palestinians.

The Palestinian was shot in the stomach, medical officials said, and taken to the hospital.

The media reported that the Israeli forces confiscated the weapons of members of "Yitzhar's" security response team. West Bank police have opened investigations into the incidents.

The first incident occurred on May 19 and the second a week later on May 26.

The first incident near Assira al-Kabaliya, it began when the settlers hurled stones at Palestinians at a distance of some 50 meters from the village, then an Israeli settler pulled his pistol and fired at Palestinian villagers.   

The second incident, taking place May 26, it began when a group of youths come from "Yitzhar" and tied the hands and beat a Palestinian, the Israeli Forces did not arrest them.

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