A Palestinian woman was moderately injured and hospitalized after Israeli settlers occupying her home in Hebron’s Old City in the occupied West Bank attacked her with stones.
Israeli settlers, who forcibly took over parts of the Abu Rajab family home in July and have been living there ever since, hurled stones at his 55-year-old mother while she was on the stairs, on the ground floor of three-story building.
The state of Israel ordered the 15 settlers families living in the Abu Rajab house to evacuate last month, however, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered last week to delay the evacuation based on an appeal submitted by the settlers.
Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now wrote: “The settlers’ petition is absolutely outrageous and its baseless arguments have been rejected again and again in previous legal proceedings. After having been granted an independent administration a few days ago, it is no wonder the Hebron settlers feel empowered to do as they wish, while ignoring the law and on the expense of Palestinians.” Some 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers now live under the protection of the Israeli military in the Old City, surrounded by more than 30,000 Palestinians.
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