Ratib al-Jubour, coordinator of local Hebron committees, told Ma’an that settlers threw rocks at Palestinians and international activists who had rallied to protest the confiscation of land in al-Hamra and al-Kharrouba.
Israeli forces were deployed in the area but did not intervene, al-Jubour said.
Fadel Jibreel Rabae, 46, and Muhammad Ali Shawahin, 19, were injured in the attack, he added.
President Abbas condemned settler violence in a speech to the UN on Thursday.
“The escalation of settler attacks should not surprise anyone, for it is the inherent byproduct of the continuation of occupation and a government policy that deliberately fosters the settlements and settlers and deems their satisfaction to be an absolute priority,” Abbas told the General Assembly.
(www.maannews.net / 30.09.2012)