Four Jewish Settlers Wounded in West Bank Attacks Thursday
Armed Palestinians wounded three Jewish settlers on Thursday in an attack near a Jewish settlement south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Another was seriously wounded near Hebron.
Al Jazeera satellite TV channel said that three settlers were wounded when armed Palestinians opened fire on a car carrying them near Nablus.
Haaretz said the three were members of the same family. They were all wounded when their car was fired on near the West Bank settlement of Har Brakha, south of the West Bank city.
The father was in serious condition and their infant was lightly injured.
The mother's condition is not yet known, it added.
Meanwhile, in Hebron, Palestinian fighters wounded an Israeli settler in a similar attack. Al Jazeera said that they attacked a military jeep escorting a vehicle with settlers on board, wounding the settler.
The station’s correspondent said he was in “a very, very serious condition" and that "he is probably dead by now.”
The channel’s report added that two Arabs were also injured in the attack. They were mechanics working in nearby shops.
Since the outbreak of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict last September, CNN reports that Palestinians have killed over 112 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. Israeli military sources have reported well over 600 injuries to Israelis of Jewish descent.
In the same time period, according to CNN, Israeli soldiers and armed Jewish settlers have killed 13 Arab Israelis and over 458 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.
According to Amnesty International, nearly 100 of the Palestinians killed were children.
In addition, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded, and over 520 killed.
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