[Saturday, May 10, 2014] The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that a number of settlers of the Ma’on illegal settlement, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, kidnapped a Palestinian child and held him from several hours. Israeli soldiers also detained a child in the city.WAFA said that a number of fanatic settlers kidnapped the child, Mo’ab Kamel Reb’ey, 6, from the Tiwany village, east of Yatta town, and held him for several hours before releasing him between bushes near the illegal settlement.
Rateb Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Hebron, said that the child was found terrified and unable to speak, and was moved to the Abu al-Hasan al-Qassem Hospital in Yatta town.
In related news, a number of settlers of the Ramat Yeshai illegitimate settlement, built on Palestinian lands in Tal Romeida in Hebron, assaulted a Palestinian child causing various cuts and bruises.
The child has been identified as Awny Emad Abu Shamsiyya, 14 years of age; The settlers also attacked the child’s father when he tried to defend his son.
Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene, kidnapped the child, and held him for more than two hours in the illegal settlement.