Settlers suspected of 'price tag' attack in Shiloh

Masked Jewish men attack 2 Palestinian workers with a metal pipe and tear gas in W. Bank settlement; 1 slightly injured, suspects flee.

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March 17, 2011 12:06
ARABS THROW rocks at settlers near Shiloh.

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Two Palestinians who were renovating a home on the edge of the West Bank settlement of Shilo were set upon by a group of five to seven Jewish men wearing face masks, a Judea and Samaria police spokesman said.

The attackers used tear agas and metal poles in the assault on the two Palestinians, the spokesman added.

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The suspects then fled the area in a vehicle.

"Our forces arrived on the scene and launched an investigation. We are searching for the suspects and the get away vehicle," the spokesman said. "The investigation is ongoing."

One Palestinian was lightly injured and was evacuated to a hospital by the Red Crescent. 

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