A group of armed fundamentalist Israeli settlers attacked, on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinian neighborhoods in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.Eyewitnesses reported that dozens of settlers led by extremist settler-leader Baroch Merzel, conducted a provocative march in the Old city, and the area around the Ibrahimi Mosque, to protest the evacuation of some homes at an illegal outpost near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
During the protest, the settlers broke the windows of several parked Palestinian vehicles and hurled stones at a number of homes.
The settlers were marching while chanting slogans against the Arabs, the Palestinians and against Islam, local sources said.
The army was present in the area but did not attempt to intervene, local sources added.
On Tuesday at dawn, extremist settlers hurled Molotov cocktails at a Palestinian home in Huwwara village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus leading to fire in one of its rooms.
On Monday at night, settlers attacked and punched several residents in Tal Romedia neighborhood in Hebron, and broke into a local shop destroying most of its property.
Also on Monday a 5 year old Palestinian child was moderately wounded after being rammed by a settler vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
The child, Qoteiba al-Rajabi, was playing near his parents’ home, and the settler fled the scene leaving the wounded child on the ground.
Local residents rushed to the scene and transferred the child to a local hospital in Hebron.