Palestinian woman, shepherds allegedly attacked near W. Bank settlement

A Palestinian woman was seriously hurt and three shepherds lightly hurt late Sunday evening after they were reportedly attacked by six masked assailants near the Sussia settlement in the southern Hebron Hills. The woman was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, while the shepherds were treated at the scene. Army Radio reported that the identity of the assailants was unknown, and that security forces were sweeping the area in search of them.