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Jewish Settlers set fires at two Palestinian homes, Attacked Palestinian motorists

Posted in Israel by just Me on December 4, 2008

Israeli soldiers hauled Jewish settlers out of a disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron Thursday, firing tear gas and stun grenades to subdue the extremists who pelted them with rocks, eggs and chemicals. Rioting by settlers quickly spread to other parts of the Palestinian territory.

Settlers set fires around two Palestinian homes, attacked motorists and burned tires to protest the eviction in Hebron. Others blocked the main road to Jerusalem, and scuffled with police who tried to disperse them. Palestinians reported one person injured by settler gunfire.

The army declared the entire Hebron region a “closed military zone,” barring nonresidents from entering.

Hebron, a city of 170,000 Palestinians with about 500 of the most “extreme Jewish settlers” living in their midst, has for decades been a focal point of Israeli-Arab violence. The biblical city is the traditional burial site of Abraham, the shared patriarch of both Jews and Muslims, and that shrine is a major source of friction in Hebron.



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