A group of Jewish settlers attacked and injured Palestinians near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the southern occupied West Bank, on Friday night.
According to local sources, a group of Jewish settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement attacked Palestinian homes near the Ibrahimi Mosque and injured a Palestinian father and his 10-year-old by rock throwing.
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Sources identified the Palestinian man as Hisham Saifan, 48, and his child as Muhammad, 10.
Both the father and his child suffered a number of bruises.
Saifan confirmed that Israeli settlers from the Kiryat Arba settlement attacked his home, an attempt to force him to leave, as part of a plan to take over the home and the entire street to easily reach the Ibrahimi Mosque in the heart of Hebron’s Old City.
"Only 1.9% of complaints submitted by Palestinians against Israeli settler attacks result in a conviction." Israeli settlers assault Palestinian shepherds in Hebron https://t.co/J6WvnlWhag
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Some 800 notoriously aggressive settlers now live under the protection of the Israeli military in the Old City, surrounded by more than 30,000 Palestinians.
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