Settler Pepper-Sprays Palestinian Mother and Daughter

24 Dec
5:58 PM

A Palestinian mother and her daughter were injured, on Monday evening, after being attacked by an Israeli settler in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in Hebron city, in the southern occupied West Bank, the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported.

Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that its staff provided the necessary first aid to the mother and her daughter after they were pepper sprayed by an Israeli settler.

Palestinian residents in Tel Rumeida are subjected to nearly daily harassment by extremist Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Ramat Yishai, built on Palestinian privately-owned lands.

In downtown Hebron, occupied by Israeli settlements, five small settlements that house between 500 and 1,000 illegal settlers, continue to expand onto Palestinian land and property.

The city of Hebron, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinian Muslims and about 800 extremist Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

Palestinians of the city face a large Israeli military presence on a daily basis with at least 32 permanent and partial checkpoints set up at the entrances of many streets.

Photo: AFP
Edited for IMEMC: Ali Salam

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