3 Palestinians injured after car allegedly attacked by settlers - report

Three Palestinians were injured in alleged attacks by Jewish settlers who pelted rocks at their vehicle north of Ramallah.

 Settlers attack Palestinians in Homesh. (photo credit: YESH DIN)
Settlers attack Palestinians in Homesh.
(photo credit: YESH DIN)

Three Palestinians were injured after their vehicles were allegedly attacked by Jewish settlers near the village of Mughayir located north of Ramallah on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian WAFA news agency.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority (PA) official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that settlers threw stones at the vehicle, causing it to overturn, injuring a man seriously and causing moderate injuries to his child.

Another Palestinian from Duma was lightly injured when stones shattered the windows of his vehicle.

PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the alleged attack, calling for international protection for Palestinians.

Ibrahim Melhem, a spokesperson for the PA, told WAFA that there was a "dangerous escalation" in attacks by settlers against Palestinians, with the protection of Israeli security forces. Melhem called this a "new and dangerous trend" by Israeli authorities.