28.01.11 – 12:30PNN – Palestine News Network -
Hebron – PNN – A Palestinian teenager was shot dead, another sustained wounds by settlers who attacked the village of Safa near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Friday morning.
Witnesses told PNN that a group of 100 Israeli armed settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Ayen near the village attacked Safa and started to shoot at residents homes. The settlers were divided into two groups. One group stayed attacking villagers homes and the other group opened fire at local farmers working their lands.
Yousif Ikhlayal, 17, was hit with a live round in his head as settlers shot at his father and him while working on their lands. Ikhlayal was moved to Hebron city hospital for treatment doctors there pronounced him clinically dead.
The settlers continued their attack, later 16 year old Bilal Quqass was injured in his arm when settlers opened fire at his house.
Residents of Safa along with people from the nearby village of Sourif tried to force the settlers out of the village.
Witnesses told PNN that Israeli troops arrived and attacked residents and provided protection for the settlers. After the soldiers forced the residents back to the village, the settlers went back to their illegal settlement.
The reason behind the settlers attack remains unknown until the time of this report.