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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Masked settlers attack Palestinians

Maan News Agency - Masked settlers attacked two Palestinian construction workers and an Israeli security guard at a West Bank settlement on Thursday, lightly wounding them, settler officials and police said.

The settlers attacked workers with knives, pipes and pepper spray, leaving one man hospitalized with moderate injuries.

Sami Snobar, 33, was injured when a group of Shilo settlers accosted him, beating him severely and causing a concussion and injuries to his back. The resident of Yetma village works in Shilo, and was on his way to work.

"Masked Jews attacked Arab workers at a building site inside the settlement, also harming the Jewish guard," said a statement from the Shilo settlement in the northern West Bank where the attack occurred.

The statement said the attackers were not from Shilo and the motivation behind the attack was not completely clear...
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