10 year old Ahmed al-Haddad was attacked Monday by eight adult Israeli settlers in Hebron who chased him down, hitting him with stones until he fell off a wall.
Doctors call his condition ‘critical’ after the boy suffered from a severe head injury. His sixteen year old sister was also chased down and harassed by the settlers, according to the children’s mother.
Meanwhile, in the Qalqilia area in the northern part of the Palestinian West Bank, Israeli soldiers arrested one Palestinian and injured four who protested against a hate crime committed by Israeli settlers Sunday. Settlers had defaced a mosque near Qalqilia on Sunday with anti-Islamic graffiti, written in Hebrew, calling the Prophet Mohammed a pig.
The four young men who were injured, mainly with gunshot wounds after being fired on by the Israeli military during the peaceful protest, were transferred to Rafidiya Hospital in Nablus and are listed in critical condition.
In the meantime, extremists colonizers escalated Monday their aggressive acts against Palestinian farmers in the WB cites of Bethlehem and Qalqiliya.
Also on Monday, Israeli settlers living illegally in Ifrat, near Bethlehem, planted trees ands belonging to Palestinian citizens of al-Khader village, south of Bethlehem, while under the protection of Israeli soldiers. In the same area, Israeli settlers from ‘Daniel’ settlement erected an outpost with a tent on Palestinian land, using the soldiers’ protection to push the Palestinian farmers off their land.
The Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported a road blockade erected Monday by about 100 settlers from Karni Shamron on the main Qalqilia-Nablus road in the northern West Bank.