Palestine: Israeli settlers attack Nablus village supported by Israeli army
By Saed Bannoura
IMEMC & Agencies:
Palestinian medical sources reported on Saturday evening that two Palestinian youths were wounded by Israeli military fire as the soldiers opened fire at local residents who were defending themselves after being attacked by fundamental settlers near Nablus.
The settlers attacked local villagers of Iraq-Burin village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.
Sources at the Palestinian Red crescent Society reported that Ahmad Isam Al Faqeeh, 16, was wounded by a rubber-coated bullet in his thigh, and was moved to the Rafidia Hospital. His condition was described as light-to-moderate.
Resident Nasr Daoud Daqlous, 18, was lightly wounded and received treatment by medics at the scene.
The clashes started when dozens of fundamental settlers of the Yitzhar illegal settlement attacked the village and its residents.
Ghassan Douglas, in Charge of Settlements File in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that after the settlers attacked the residents, Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and opened fire at the Palestinians instead removing the settlers who initiated the confrontation.
Iraq-Burin is a small village of nearly 1000 residents in addition to some 600 residents living abroad, especially in Jordan and Kuwait. It has 125 homes and the families living there are originally from Burin village.