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Palestinian youths attack settlers’ bus near Beit Ummar town

11 January 2018 11:25


Palestinian young men on Wednesday evening attacked a bus carrying Jewish settlers with stones and empty bottles on a road near the main entrance to Beit Ummar town in al-Khalil.

Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that angry young men ambushed the bus as it was traveling from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba to Occupied Jerusalem.

The bus sustained extensive material damage, while an ambulance was seen near the bus.

Consequently, several Israeli soldiers were dispatched to the area near Beit Ummar town, where they clashed with young men and fired live ammunition at them.

An Israeli military force also stormed Wadi ash-Sheikh area near the main entrance to Beit Ummar to chase and arrest young men.

However, no arrests have been reported among young men from the area.

Palestinian young men in the occupied territories recently intensified their stone-throwing attacks on Israeli soldiers and settlers in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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