Settler Assaults Two Palestinian Children in Hebron

Osama Daghlas, 16, talking about his miraculous escape from Israeli settlers who attacked him near his West Bank Burqa village, (Photo: WAFA)

An Israeli settler on Sunday morning physically assaulted two children while they were on their way to school in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.

Noura Nasser, principal of Qurtuba school in Hebron, told WAFA that an Israeli settler who was hiding behind a vehicle parking outside the school assaulted Ameer Ibrahim Ramadan, eight years old, while he was on his way to school. The settler also assaulted Ramadan’s sister, Yara, when she attempted to defend him.

Earlier this day, Israeli settlers backed by a military escort attacked Palestinian residents of the village of at-Tuwani, east of the town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron.

Hundreds of Israeli settlers live in the heart of the city of Hebron in the West Bank. Weeks ago, the Israeli government decided to grant them autonomy to run their affairs by themselves, while in the past they used to receive services from the Palestinian government.

Many saw in this Israeli decision a means to control Palestinians and to expand the area of control of Israeli settlers in the city.

(Wafa, PC, Social Media)

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