[June 24 2014] Palestinian medical sources have reported that two Palestinians were wounded after a number of settlers chased their car and threw a gas bomb at it, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.Local sources said the attack took place near Deir Bzei’ village, west of Ramallah. The settlers came from a nearby illegal Israeli settlement.
The sources said that a settler’s car chased a Palestinian car on a joint road that is used by Israeli settlers and also leads to a number of Palestinian villages and towns, west of Ramallah, before a settler threw a gas bomb at the car.
Medical sources said the bomb appears to contain ingredients that target the nervous system, causing symptoms similar to paralysis.
Barely able to move and speak, the two wounded Palestinians told Israeli soldiers, at a nearby roadblock, that the settlers have attacked them, and even identified the vehicle, as it was parked nearby the roadblock.
The soldiers did not listen to the complaining Palestinians, and pushed them away after threatening to kidnap them.
On Monday, a number of settlers fired rounds of live ammunition at eight Palestinian workers, near al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, north of Ramallah, and fled the scene. The Palestinian managed to escape unharmed.