Settlers vandalize vehicles, assault Palestinians in Hebron

HEBRON, A group of extremist Israeli settlers today went on a rampage shattering the windshields of parked vehicles and assaulting Palestinian passers-by in the Old City of Hebron, south of the West Bank, according to local and Palestinian security sources.

Scores of settlers reportedly rampaged across the streets of Hebron’s Old City where they pelted stones and physically attacked Palestinian-owned vehicles shattering their windshields, the sources said.

The attacking settlers also pelted stones at Palestinian civilians in the neighborhoods adjacent to the colonial Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba.

The city of Hebron in the southern West Bank is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinians and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

Israel has expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.


Source: Palestine News & Info Agency