Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Rights group: settlers attempt to kidnap children near Hebron, Bethlehem

Several armed Israel settlers have attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child, after chasing him for more than a kilometer along a road near Hebron. A similar report has surfaced in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. Al-Haq human rights organization has issued a statement, via press release, regarding the nature of the recent settler attacks as they relate to illegal Israeli settlement policies.

According to WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, Coordinator of the Anti-wall and Settlement Popular Committee, Ratib Jabour, said that armed settlers chased Hani Al-Ka‘abna, 14, in a car along a rugged road in Al-Ka‘abna, to the east of Yatta, in an attempt to kidnap him.

The boy, fortunately, managed to escape.

Near Bethlehem, a number of settlers driving an Israeli vehicle into Beit Sahour attempted to kidnap a Palestinian child.

The attempted abduction took place near the YMCA Center, in Beit Sahour.

The boy has been identified as one Ramadan Rayya, 17 years of age.

Al-Haq human rights organization stated on Monday, as well, that Israel's illegal settlement policy is the main cause of the hostile environment that puts civilians, both Israeli and Palestinian, at risk.

WAFA has given the details of the official press release: more


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