HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a Palestinian man on Saturday evening after he tried to defend his family from a home invasion by Jewish settlers in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, a local activist group said.
Mofid Sharbati, 46, was detained by Israeli
forces after a group of settlers entered his home on Shuhada street in
central Hebron, coordinator for Youth against Settlements Issa Amro
His brother Zidan Sharbati was wounded during the incident,
which began when Jewish settlers entered their homes and began beating
the brothers as well as members of their families.
When the two
attempted to respond, Israeli forces who were on the scene came to the
aid of settlers and continued the assault, Amro said.