[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 child’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.

“I rushed and grabbed my nephew and ran away as fast as I could”. The uncle added, “The settlers then tried to break into my house, but we managed to stop them”.

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.