Palestinians hurt in Hebron attack

Five people, including 12-year-old boy, injured in stand-off with settlers.

    The settlers say they bought the house from a Palestinian who denies the deal was completed [AFP]

    Shooting

    An unnamed eyewitness told news agency AFP that Palestinians were hurt by stone-throwing settlers who also "shot at the Palestinians but did not wound anyone".

    An Israeli army spokesman said: "Two settlers were wounded, and the army, border guards and police were trying to separate the two sides."

    David Wilder, a settler spokesman, said violence flared up after a Jewish teenager was attacked by Palestinians earlier on Monday.

    He said Palestinians hurled stones at settlers from neighbouring rooftops and "people here don't believe in turning the other cheek".

    Clashes frequently occur between both sides because of a settler enclave established in the heart of Hebron and a further 6,500-strong settlement living in Kiryat Arba on the outskirts of the city. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.