Palestinian sources have said that around 15 Israeli settlers from the West Bank settlement of Ramat Migron, which is built on land belonging to the Makhmas village near Ramallah, attacked a 10-year-old Palestinian child with iron bars. The child suffered injuries to the head and several other parts of his body.
The 10-year old, Bassam Daud, was transferred to the Palestinian Medical Complex in Ramallah where his injuries were described as middle-level. The beating he took to the head caused deep wounds.
Radio Israel reported that the Israeli police force had arrested 13 settlers suspected of involvement in the assault who were refusing to cooperate with the police investigation. Radio Israel also stated that the circumstances of the incident were unclear.
(www.middleeastmonitor.org.uk / 22.08.2011)