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Monday, September 12, 2011

Israeli settlers burn protest tent in Palestinian yard

PNN – Sheikh Jarrah resident Rifqa al-Kurd accused settlers of setting fire to a protest tent in her yard at dawn on Monday.

According to al-Kurd, her son Nabil woke to sounds in the yard of the house at around 2:30 a.m. He went outside to find the tent and all of its contents burnt, including a camera placed nearby.

Al-Kurd said her son rushed to call the firemen, who put out the fire and investigated the incident. She said local Israeli settlers, who occupied a part of their house, turned off the electricity for the entire neighborhood before setting the fire and damaging the camera on the protest tent.

There were no further details.