15-year-old by left with bruises, cuts in settler attack south of Bethlehem

Days Of Palestine - Bethlehem

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was today left with bruises and cuts after being attacked by Israeli settlers close in al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem city, said a local activist.

Ahmad Salah confirmed that Wadi' Fadi Salah, 15, was chased and pushed from a high place by a group of Israeli settlers while he was near his house in the Abu Sud neighborhood of the town, close to the Israeli settler-only by-pass Road 60. He sustained bruises and cuts across his body.

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He was rushed to a hospital in Bethlehem for urgent treatment.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

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Settlers' violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.