Three Palestinians injured in alleged 'price tag' attacks

Police investigate residents of Hebron-area settlement after stabbing; 2 Palestinians shot after reportedly throwing rocks at Israeli cars.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 21, 2011 10:27
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IDF and Red Crescent treat stabbing victim

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A 25-year-old Palestinian was stabbed by a masked man in the South Hebron Hills, near Havat Maon, on Monday, in what police suspect is a "price tag" attack by a settler.

The man, a resident of nearby Hirbat Tuba, was taken to the hospital in light to moderate condition after being stabbed several times.

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In addition, a report was received by Judea and Samaria police of two Palestinians who were lightly injured by shots fired near Bet Ummar, after they allegedly threw rocks at Israeli vehicles on Monday.

"We are checking the report and its circumstances at this time," police said. "IDF and police forces are on the scene." Police added that the the Palestinians were lightly injured.

On Thursday, Settlers lit two vehicles on fire between the settlement of Kedumim and the Palestinian village of Kedum in Samaria, according to Palestinian eyewitnesses.

Palestinian fire services arrived and put out the blaze.

Earlier on Thursday, 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 suspects then fled the area in a vehicle.



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