A group of illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Monday, a Palestinian car near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, forcing it to stop before dragging the driver out of his vehicle, and continuously assaulting him, causing various cuts and bruises.

Media sources said the illegal colonists hurled stones at the car of Anton Salman Dabdoub, 29, forcing him to stop, as he was driving on the main road near Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem.

They added that the colonist dragged the Palestinian out of his car, and assaulted him, before the Palestinians rushed to his aid.

Anton was moved to the Arab Society Hospital for Rehabilitation, in Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, suffering lacerations and bruises.

The Palestinian is an employee with the Palestinian Water and Sewerage Authority, in Bethlehem, and was driving to a work site.