AÂ number of illegalÂ Jewish Israeli settlers recently attempted to abduct two Palestinian children in the village of Madma, to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus.
Talaat Ziyadeh, member of the village council, said, according to Days of Palestine, that the settlers descended from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, stormed the village and chased two Palestinian children.
Ziyadeh said that these children are shepherds and they were feeding their goats in the outskirts of the village when the settlers attempted to abduct them.
Speaking toÂ Quds Press,Â Ziyadeh said that a number of the villagers saw the chase and immediately intervened.
In the wake of the failed abduction attempt, confrontations broke out between Palestinian villagers and the Israeli settlers.
TheÂ settlers called on Israeli occupation forces, who were protecting them. âWhen the Israeli occupation forces arrived, they fired tear gas and sound bombs to disperse the Palestinian villagers and allow the settlers to safely withdraw,â Ziyadeh said.