Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Settler pelts 2 children with rocks

Ramallah, 12 March 2013—An Israeli settler pelted two young Palestinian children with rocks on Monday after spotting them on the roof of their home in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, seriously wounding one of them.
One of the stones thrown by the settler struck Yassin K, 9, in the eyebrow, causing him to fall down on concrete and fracture his left arm, DCI-Palestine sources said. He was admitted that afternoon to Alia Hospital with a severely swollen face. Yassin’s younger brother escaped unharmed. Eyewitnesses saw the settler, who they described as a tall, bearded man in his 30s, crouching behind a plastic bin filled with stones on a nearby rooftop in the al-Qazazin neighborhood of Hebron’s Old City.
“A small, but extremely violent, Israeli settler presence in Hebron torments the city’s Palestinian residents, including children, with all forms of abuse and harassment,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Program director at DCI-Palestine. “This highly abnormal situation instills a deep-grounded fear in children who grow up witnessing settler attacks carried out with complete impunity.”
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  1. As most stories involving settlers. Many, even Israelis themselves, do not hesitate to call them Nazis anymore. I certainly do not.