Two brothers left in fractures, bruises in settler assault west of Bethlehem

Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers are attacking a Palestinian child before the eyes of the Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)
Extremist Israeli Jewish settlers are attacking a Palestinian child before the eyes of the Israeli occupation soldiers in the occupied West Bank. (File photo)

Days of Palestine - Bethlehem

Two Palestinian brothers were Friday overnight left with fractures and bruises after being assaulted by Israeli settlers near al-Walaja village, west of Bethlehem, according to security sources.

The sources confirmed that a group of Israeli settlers attacked Ashraft Mustafa Najjar, 43, and his brother, Muhmmad, 40, both identified as residents of al-Azzeh refugee camp, near the village, inflicting fractures and bruises across their bodies.

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One of the two brothers was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem given his serious condition.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

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Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.


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