Wild Pig Released by Israeli Settlers Attacks Child in West Bank

06 May
4:33 PM

A wild pig attacked, on Friday night, a 10-year-old child in the town of Yamoun, west of Jenin, causing injury to her hand, according to local sources.

According to WAFA, they said that Alaa Houshieh was admitted to hospital after her hand was bit by a pig.

Palestinians say Israeli settlers let wild pigs run loose in the fields to attack farmers and villagers as a way to keep them off their land.

The residents, who say they never before had wild pigs in the West Bank until the settlers came there, have urged the Palestinian Authority to help get rid of the wild pigs in their areas, which have become a threat to them, particularly children.

(PNN archive image)

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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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