Settlers Attack Palestinians near Ibrahimi Mosque

31 Oct
7:12 PM

On Wednesday, a group of Israeli settlers gathers outside the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron, and assaulted Palestinian citizens in protest against the broadcasting of the Azan (Muslim call to prayer) via loudspeakers used in the mosque.

Palestinian citizen Yacoub Abu Jihad said that the settlers beat him and held him for several hours. One of them threatened to kill him, sooner or later, and held him in a nearby shop for several hours before he was released.

He pointed out, according to the PNN, that the settlers harassed the people living in the area, playing loud songs through loudspeakers in the area, adding that, when he complained to the guard  about the inconvenience, she verbally assaulted him, before settlers ganged up around him and started beating him.

Palestinian shop owner Abdul Ra’ouf al-Muhtasib was also attacked by settlers who broke into his ceramics and crafts shop.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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