Elderly Palestinian man assaulted by masked men

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 27, 2012 19:53

A 70-year-old Palestinian on Monday was attacked by masked men near the Mitzpe Yair settlement in the Southern Hebron hills.

According to eyewitnesses, the elderly Palestinian was wounded on the face and hand. He was evacuated to a hospital, where he remains conscious.

The incident apparently was motivated by an ongoing dispute over agricultural land between Palestinian residents of Bir El-Eid and settlers.

The IDF and police launched an investigation into the incident.


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