Medics: Teen shot as settlers storm Nablus village


Maan News Agency | Sept 20, 2011

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A 14-year-old Palestinian was shot at by Israeli forces on Tuesday during clashes with settlers in Asira Al-Qibliya village south of Nablus, witnesses and medics said.

Palestinian Red Crescent medics said Israeli forces shot Aref Aref in the back, during confrontations which erupted after dozens of settlers marched on the village.

A journalist, Ayman An-Noubany, was also injured by a rock, medics said, adding that they were both taken to Rafedia Hospital in Nablus.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said forces used “riot dispersal means” to respond to clashes in the village.

She was not aware that any teenagers were shot at, but said a Palestinian man was injured “probably by a rock hurled by an Israeli civilian.”

Palestinian fire fighters said they extinguished a blaze in the garden of a home in Asira Al-Qibiliya.

The fire was believed to have been sparked by a tear gas grenade, a civil defense report said.

Volunteers from a watchdog committee set up to document settler attacks said around 40 settlers tried to raid Asira Al-Qibiliya, and that they were protected by Israeli forces.

via Maan News Agency: Medics: Teen shot as settlers storm Nablus village.

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