Sun. Apr 22 2018

Israeli forces secure settlers’ attempt to abduct Palestinian boys

When the abduction failed, Israeli occupation forces secured safe withdrawal for the settlers.

Feb 08 2018

Israeli Jewish settlers, covered by Israeli occupation forces, attack Palestinian villages in West Bank. (Archive Image)
Israeli Jewish settlers, covered by Israeli occupation forces, attack Palestinian villages in West Bank. (Archive Image)
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Palestinian villagers undermined attempt on Wednesday to abduct two Palestinian boys by Israeli Jewish settlers, who were covered by Israeli occupation forces.

A number of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers have attempted to abduct two Palestinian children in the village of Madma to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

Talaat Ziyadeh, member of the village council, said that the settlers descended from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, raided the village and chased two Palestinian children.

Ziyadeh said that these children are shepherds and they were feeding their goats in the outskirts of the village when the settlers attempted to abduct them.

Speaking to Quds Press, Ziyadeh said that a number of the villagers saw the chase and immediately intervened.

In the wake of the failed abduction attempt, clashes broke out between Palestinian villagers and the Israeli settlers.

The Israeli Jewish settlers called up the Israeli occupation forces, who were protecting them. “When the Israeli occupation forces arrived, they fired tear gas and sound bombs to disperse the Palestinian villagers and allow the settlers to safely withdraw,” Ziyadeh said.

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