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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian home in Hebron with rocks, stun grenades

Oct. 29, 2017 1:01 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 5:35 P.M.)
Israeli soldiers escort Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron in April 2016. (Photo courtesy of Christian Peacemakers Team)
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Israeli settlers reportedly attacked a Palestinian home in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday, according to local sources.

Local activist Jamal Iseifan told Ma’an that Israeli settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement attacked a house belonging to Kayid Mansour al-Jaabari, under the protection of armed Israeli forces.

Iseifan said that Israeli settlers threw rocks and stun grenades at the house and al-Jaabari’s family, adding that Hebron has seen a rise in attacks on Palestinian houses near the Kiryat Arba settlement, that exists in contravention of international law.

Some 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers live in Hebron under the protection of the Israeli military in the Old City, surrounded by more than 30,000 Palestinians.

Palestinian residents of the Old City face a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis, with at least 20 checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets.

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