Jewish Settlers, Israeli Army Wound Dozens of Palestinians in West Bank
Jewish settlers and Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday wounded dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank.
Fourteen Palestinian university students and professors were wounded as Israeli troops opened fire on demonstrators in the West Bank city of Ramallah, reported Al Jazeera satellite TV channel.
The had demonstrators tried to get through the main road leading to Beir Zeit University, which was closed following Friday’s Tel Aviv suicide bombing, said the TV report.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, reported that at least six Palestinians were attacked by Jewish settlers in Hebron Wednesday.
Four of the injured were journalists.
The agency added that the Israeli army arrested overnight three youths from Hebron.
Earlier in the day, dozens of Jewish settlers attacked two Palestinian villages near the West Bank city of Nablus.
Jewish settlers set fire to 20 houses and two schools, and destroyed fields under the protection of the Israeli army in the villages of Sawyeh and Lebban, south of Nablus, said WAFA.
The settlers injured also several Palestinians, one of them seriously, said WAFA.
Since the outbreak of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict last September, Reuters reports that Palestinians have killed approximately 88 Israelis with weapons ranging from stones and knives to machineguns and car bombs. The latest suicide bombing raises that toll by at least 20. 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 450 Palestinians with weapons ranging from machineguns and tanks to US-made Apache helicopter gunships and F-16s.
Amnesty International reports that the Palestinian dead include nearly 100 children.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society has reported over 14,000 Palestinians wounded.
Jewish author Noam Chomsky, who according to a New York Times Book Review article is “arguably the most important intellectual alive,” has been quoted as saying: “State terrorism is an extreme form of terrorism, generally much worse than individual terrorism because it has the resources of a state behind it.” - Albawaba.com
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