WAFA: “Settlers attempt to kidnap a child, destroy memorial south of Hebron”

HEBRON, Thursday, June 9, 2022 (WAFA) – A group of Israeli settlers today tried to kidnap a Palestinian child near the town of Yatta, to the south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, while another group attacked the memorial of martyr Sheikh Suleiman Al-Hathalin, east of the town, according to witnesses.

Ratib al-Jabour, the coordinator of the National Committee for the Resistance of the Apartheid Wall and Settlements in the area, told WAFA that a large group of rampaging settlers gathered near the town, attacked Palestinian citizens, and tried to kidnap a child, but were fiercely confronted and thwarted by residents.

Jabour added that a group of settlers from the settlements of Ma’on and Karmiel, which are built on Palestinian citizens’ lands in the Masafer Yatta area, brought bulldozers and embarked on the construction of a settler-only road east of the town.

Meantime, the coordinator of the Protection and Resilience Committees in Masafer Yatta, Fuad Al-Amour, told WAFA that Israeli settlers destroyed the memorial of Sheikh Suleiman Al-Hathalin, which was built by the families of Masafer Yatta and several foreign activists near the entrance to the village of Umm Al-Khair, east of Yatta.

Al-Hathalin dead on January 17 from a serious wound he sustained at the entrance to the village of Umm Al-Khair in the Masafer Yatta area, after being run over by an Israeli police vehicle on January 5.

Israeli settler violence is commonplace across the occupied West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by the Israeli occupation authorities.

(Source / 10.06.2022)

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