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Israeli settlers assault Palestinian driver in south Jerusalem

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Two Jewish settlers yesterday assaulted a Palestinian driver while he was working in occupied Jerusalem.

The Jerusalemite driver Fadi Abed, 42, told Quds Press that he was on his way back home to the village of Beit Safafa, in south Jerusalem, when two extremist settlers stopped him for a ride.

Once I dropped them off, one of the two settlers approached me and hit my head with a bottle, then the other man beat me brutally. I could not defend myself because of continuous beating which made me bleed

Abed said, as quoted by the Palestinian Information Centre.

He pointed out that another driver, who witnessed the fight, was able to capture and hold one of the settlers who was trying to escape until the police arrived and arrested both of the Israeli attackers.

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The Palestinian driver stated that he is receiving medical treatment at the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in occupied Jerusalem.

Israeli police is yet to start an investigation into the incident, he said, adding that “it was not the first time that I was attacked by Jewish settlers.”

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