Jewish Settlers Wound Two Palestinians in Hebron
Jewish settlers shot and wounded two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron early Thursday, reported the official Palestinian news agency, WAFA.
The two were lightly wounded when they were driving near the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, home to some of the most radical settlers living in the occupied Palestinian territories, said the agency.
The two were identified as Jamal Ziadat and Jameel Al Ammour, said WAFA.
Meanwhile, an elderly Palestinian suffered wounds when Israeli tanks randomly shelled several areas in Hebron.
The agency identified him as Jalal Abu Aisheh, 72.
Hebron, of which 20 percent remains under Israeli control, is the site of frequent confrontations between the 400 settlers who live in the city surrounded by a Palestinian population of some 120,000.
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.
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