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Israel settlers beat Palestinian teen in Nablus

The 16-year-old was attacked with wood and sharp objects and suffered injuries across his body

September 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

A group of Israeli settlers assaulted and wounded a Palestinian teenager near the illegal Homesh settlement in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus yesterday.

Locals told Ma’an that 16-year-old Osama Jamil Daghlas, from the Burqa village, sustained wounds across his body after being assaulted by a group of settlers at the main road near the Homesh settlement.

According to locals, the settlers struck the minor with sharp objects and wood, and stripped him.

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When they finally let him go he was taken to Nablus’ Rafidiya governmental hospital for treatment.

More than 600,000 Israeli settlers live in illegal settlements across the occupied West Bank. The international community has repeatedly called their presence and rising population the main impediment to peace in the region.