Sunday, Nov. 18
Latest News
  1. In video - Israeli forces suppress Palestinian journalists' protest
  2. 15 injured as Israeli forces suppress olive-planting event in Nablus
  3. UNGA votes in favor of 8 pro-Palestine resolutions
  4. Al-Malki: All Palestinians held in Thailand released
  5. Palestinian farmer shot, injured by Israeli forces in Gaza
  6. At least 40 Palestinians injured in Gaza protests
  7. Protesters suffer tear-gas suffocation in Bilin
  8. Two Palestinians injured as Israeli forces suppress Kafr Qaddum march
  9. Palestinian suffers face injury during Ras Karkar protest
  10. Australia, Malaysia trade words over embassy move to Jerusalem

Locals: Settlers 'abduct, attack' Palestinian near Nablus

July 5, 2014 9:54 A.M. (Updated: July 7, 2014 11:38 A.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Palestinians in the northern West Bank say Israeli settlers kidnapped and attacked a young Palestinian man early Saturday.

Locals in the village of Osarin south of Nablus told Ma'an that settlers approached the village in two vehicles around midnight and abducted 22-year-old Tariq Ziad Zuhdi Adeli.

The settlers stepped out of a car and "sprayed gas" at Adeli before pulling him into one of the vehicles, witness Abas Adeli said.

He said they took the 22-year-old to a remote area in the outskirts of the village and attacked him with a hatchet, leaving him bleeding.

After the attackers left, Adeli managed to call his father, who arrived with a group of young men from the village and brought the man to Rafedia hospital in Nablus.

Medics said Adeli sustained several wounds and cuts, especially in his leg.

The reported attack comes amid rising tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, where Palestinians say right-wing Israelis kidnapped and killed 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, whose body was found early Wednesday.

The murder is thought to be a revenge attack in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens, who were buried the day before.

Israeli police say the circumstances behind Abu Khdeir's killing remain unclear.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015