An Israeli settlement guard assaulted, on Friday [January 17 2014] evening, two Palestinian children from Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, medical sources have reported.The sources said that the two children were in a Palestinian land close to the Hormesh illegal settlement, built on Palestinian lands in the area.

An Eyewitness said that a guard of the Hormesh settlement, held the two children, Ahmad Ghassan and Ahmad Abu Rmeila, 15 years of age, before assaulting them.

The guard said that the Palestinians are not allowed to approach the settlement fence, and threatened to use live rounds if he sees them, or any other Palestinian, “approach the settlement”.