Several Israeli settlers attacked a young Palestinian man from Husan town, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after claiming that he stabbed a settler near the Beitar Illit settlement. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and arrested the Palestinian young man shortly after he tried to escape.

Abdul-Halim Jaa’fra, head of the Medical Emergency Services In Bethlehem told the Quds Press News Agency that Hamza Za’loul, 22, from Husan town, suffered various cuts and bruises, and that the army prevented a Palestinian ambulance from reaching him.

The army claimed that Za’loul stabbed a settler in his shoulder leading to minor injuries. The settler received treatment by Israeli field medics and did not require hospitalization.

Israeli Ynet News reported that the Palestinian was standing near the settlement’s gate, and ran, while wielding a knife, towards a settler who was walking towards the gate and stabbed him.