Jewish settlers attack Jerusalemite family with firearms, metal tools
Jewish settlers attack Jerusalemite family with firearms, metal tools
Saturday, October 31,2009 22:41

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Five Palestinians of one family were wounded on Friday when a group of armed Jewish settlers attacked their homes in Beit Safafa, south of occupied Jerusalem, local sources reported.

Ismail Salah, one of the house owners, said that they were preparing to go to the Friday congregation when 12 Jewish settlers came aboard a vehicle and attacked them with their guns and metal tools

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He said that the settlers frequently assault them in a bid to scare them out of their homes, which they claim are theirs

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Ali Salah, 95, and anther 89-year-old woman were injured as a result of the beating along with a teen and two others including a 60-year-old man who was hit with a bullet in his right hand

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The homes are owned by Ali Salah along with his sons, Ismail, Mohammed, Mahmoud and Ahmed. They provide shelter for 55 persons 30 of whom are less than 12 years old

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The settlers claim that they purchased the five houses from their Armenian owners

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In Al-Khalil, a popular committee organized a sit-in on lands in Yatta village on Friday to protest the repeated Jewish settlers' attacks coming from the nearby Susia settlement

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A tent was pitched on the land for three days with the help of locals, peace activists and foreign supporters

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