Palestinian sources reported on Thursday that two Palestinian children and an elderly woman were wounded when an Israeli settler from the settlement of Tekoa, southeast of Bethlehem, attacked them with stones.The settler attack came in the midst of a morning Israeli military invasion of the Palestinian village of Tiqua (the Hebrew name for the settlement of ‘Tekoa’ is based on the Palestinian village name ‘Tiqua’, on whose land the settlement is built).

During the Israeli military invasion, Palestinian schoolkids allegedly threw stones toward the jeeps and armored personnel carriers of the Israeli military. The army responded with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and live ammunition fired toward the students. Several injuries were reported among the students.

The village of Tiqua has faced the seizure of much of its land by both the Israeli settlement and the construction of an Israeli-only bypass road by the Israeli military across confiscated village land.