MAAN NEWS AGENCY
Settlers beat Palestinian woman near Nablus
Date: 26 / 05 / 2009 Time: 13:14
Nablus – Ma’an – An Israeli settler assaulted a Palestinian woman near the Tappuah (Za’atara) checkpoint south of the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday morning.
According to Palestinian security sources, the settler stopped his car near the checkpoint, got out and beat Thamina Khalil Abed Al-Hak, 21, from the village of Qusra, south of Nablus.
Al-Hak, a student at Al-Quds Open University, was treated at Yasser Arafat Hospital, where her condition was reported to be stable.
Earlier on Tuesday a mob of more than 20 Israeli settlers attacked two Palestinian shepherds with clubs south of the West Bank city of Hebron.
The settler movement is reported to be mobilizing against the Israeli government’s decision to dismantle 26 unauthorized West Bank “outposts” in a gesture to the US.