Settlers attack police dressed as Arabs

Police spokesman says settlers threw stones, tried to run disguised officers over near W. Bank outpost.

March 28, 2009 15:19
Settlers attack police dressed as Arabs

masked settlers riot hebron 248.88 aj. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

Police officers disguised as Palestinians were attacked by Jewish settlers in the West Bank, media and police reported Saturday. Police spokesman Dany Peleg confirmed to the Associated Press the officers were attacked but would not comment on what they were wearing at the time. Reports claimed that the police had disguised themselves as Arabs to apprehend Jewish settlers known for attacking Palestinians. They did not describe the specific nature of their outfits, however. Peleg said the settlers threw stones at the officers and damaged a Palestinian vehicle, while two others attempted to run the police over near a Jewish outpost in the West Bank. Six people were initially arrested. One was released and the other five were placed under house arrest, he added. News of the incident emerged after a local court criticized the police for putting their men at risk.

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