Settlers vandalize Beitillu village

Latest in "price tag" saga, several homes vandalized in Palestinian village; IDF: No clear connection to earlier stabbing of settler.

May 2, 2013 05:25
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A group of settlers entered the Palestinian village of Beitillu late Tuesday night, painted the words “price tag” on the wall of a home and broke the windows of several houses, according to the IDF.

Although the incident occurred after Evyatar Borovsky, 31, was stabbed to death on Tuesday morning at the Tapuah Junction, it was unclear if the price tag incident was related to his death, the IDF said.

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The Tapuah Junction is located in the Samaria region, south of Nablus, whereas near Ramallah.

According to the IDF, the Palestinians came outside to confront the settlers, and violence broke out as each side threw stones at the other.

Security forces responded and used riot-dispersal means against both groups, the IDF said.

One of the settlers was hit by a stone and lightly injured, the IDF said. Five of the vehicles settlers used to arrive at the village were damaged by stones, the IDF said.

In a separate incident, which occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the Hebron region, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an Israeli vehicle. On Wednesday night, two Israelis were lightly injured when stones were thrown at their vehicle near Bethlehem in the Gush Etzion region.

Judea and Samaria police detained five Israeli children between the ages of 9 and 11 and arrested a minor over the age of 12 who had damaged two Palestinian vehicles on Route 60 in the Gush Etzion region by throwing stones at them, according to a police official.

The children were released to their parents after they agreed to take responsibility for them, the police said.

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