Jewish Israeli settlers have assaulted, on Sunday, a Christian cleric as he was traveling between Bethlehem and his church, in the village of Abud, northwest Ramallah. Cars were also attacked near Zatara, east of Bethlehem.According to Ma’an News Agency, Bishop Abud Atallah Issawi was traveling in a private car, in the company of another priest, on the main road near the village of Deir Abu Mashal, when a group of settlers attacked them with stones and steel bars.

The car sustained major damage, Ma’an reports, but the priests were not hurt, according to locals.

The bishop managed to drive away, taking a bypass route to his church.

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At midnight on Sunday, settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars east of Bethlehem, near the town of Za’tara, hitting the car of Adel Abu Haniyeh and damaging its structure, according to WAFA.

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