Israeli forces assault two minors in Hebron

Israeli forces today assaulted two Palestinian minors in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, according to local sources.

They said that the gun-toting soldiers beat two brothers, aged 6 and 8, both members of al-Rajabi family, as the latter were on their way to a store in the southern part of the city before briefly holding them at the army checkpoint, south of Ibrahimi Mosque.

Kifah Rajabi said that the soldiers prevented him approaching the checkpoint to check on the condition of his nephews, whom were cursed obscenely.

The city of Hebron, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinian Muslims and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

Israel has expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency