Two Palestinians shot amid growing settler attacks 22Mar11 March 23, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre -  22 March 2011

Two Palestinians were shot Monday in Al-Khalil province as Jewish settlers escalated attacks against the Palestinians across the occupied territories of Jerusalem and the West Bank.

A Jewish settler opened fire at Palestinians attending a funeral in the city of Beit Ummar north of Al-Khalil, seriously injuring a 66-year-old man in the neck and another in the leg, medics said.

The Israeli army arrived after the incident and closed the city’s main entrance, assaulted those gathered and disrupted the funeral’s progression.

In separate incidents, four Palestinians were arrested for saying ”Allah is greater” after around 40 Israeli settlers were permitted to enter the Aqsa Mosque.

Israeli police arrested four men who shouted ”Allah is greatest” in response to the provocation.

Meanwhile, settlers from Burkan near the West Bank city of Salfit have attacked Palestinian vehicles near the town of Bruqin assaulting passengers and blocking movement around the town.

The assailants blocked the town’s northern entrance and began hurling stones and glass bottles at Palestinian cars passing along the main street near the industrial settlement of Burkan.


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