Israeli Settlers Attack Home, Attempt to Torch It

Tuesday August 21, 2012 11:37 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies

A number of armed extremist Israeli settlers attacked, on Tuesday at dawn, a Palestinian home in Far’ata village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and tried to torch it.

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Palestinian official in charge of the Settlements file in the northern part of the West Bank, , Ghassan Douglas, reported that several settlers poured flammable liquid at the main entrance of the home and ignited it.

The family noticed the fire fast and managed to extinguish it before it spread to the rest of the property. The home belongs to resident Farid Odah Tawil.
Douglas added that the attack was carried out by at least 12 settlers of the Havat Gilad illegal settlement.

On Monday, the Israeli Police apprehended seven Israeli youths suspected of involvement in the lynch attack, carried out Friday, against three Palestinian youths in Jerusalem, leading to serious injuries.

One of the attacked youths, identified as Jamal Julani, 17, is currently in a serious condition at the Hadassah Israeli hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli Police spokeswoman, Luba Samri, said that the Police apprehended four males and two females, all under the age of 18, and one 19-year old male. The detained youths are currently under interrogation.

One of the detained youth said he is not sorry for what he and his friends did, and that he does not care if Julani dies. The Police believe that 40 Israeli youths participated in the lynch mob attack.

On Thursday, settlers hurled a firebomb at a Palestinian Taxi causing severe injuries to Ayman Mohammad Ghayatha, 36, his wife Jamila Abdul-Hai, 28, their children; Mohammad, 5, and Eman, 4, and Hasan Mohammad Hasan Ghayatha, 26. The Taxi driver, Bassam Mohammad Ghayatha, 55, was also injured.

Medical sources said that the wounded family suffered fourth degree burns, the worst degree of burns as the flesh is burnt to the bone, and that their condition is deteriorating.

The latest assaults are a serious escalation to ongoing attacks carried out by extremist settlers against the Palestinians, their homes and property, and against their lands.

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