[Saturday Evening, December 7, 2013] A number of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian child in the heart of the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.The childâ€™s uncle, Mofeed Sharabaty, said that more than twenty settlers of the illegal Beit Hadassah settlement, in the center of Hebron, attacked the child as he was heading to a nearby store.
The child has been identified as Yazan Zeidan Sharabaty, 13; he suffered cuts and bruises to various parts of his body.
The uncle said that he heard the child screaming while the settlers were attacking him and cursing at him.
â€śI rushed and grabbed my nephew and ran away as fast as I couldâ€ť. The uncle added, â€śThe settlers then tried to break into my house, but we managed to stop themâ€ť.
The attack is one of hundreds of assaults carried out by Israeli settlers against the residents, their lands and property — especially in Hebron city, as many settlers also live in the heart of the city, in homes and property illegally occupied.