Israeli settlers attack 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem

Settlers attack Palestinians chanting "death to Arabs" seriously injuring a bus driver and threatening to kill him

Israeli settlers attack 3 Palestinians in Jerusalem
World Bulletin/News Desk
Israeli settlers attacked three Palestinians in two separate incidents in Jerusalem, leaving the latter with bruises and injuries, Israeli TV reported Sunday night.

Israel's police arrested on Sunday night an Israeli who – along with several other settlers - attacked an Arab bus driver, leaving him with injuries, Israel's Channel 2 reported.

The settlers chanted "death to Arabs" while attacking the bus driver and threatened to kill him, the channel added.

Meanwhile, eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency that a group of Israeli settlers assaulted two Palestinians from Jerusalem Sunday night while working in a petrol station in the Ein Karem neighborhood.

One of the Palestinians sustained injuries that required his transfer to a hospital, the witnesses added.

Tension has run high in the region since Israeli authorities briefly closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem in late October following the shooting of an extremist rabbi in West Jerusalem.

The mosque closure, along with the killing by Israeli police of a young Palestinian man suspected of shooting the rabbi, has prompted angry protests by Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

Since then, several Israelis have been killed and injured in a spate of attacks by Palestinians – both in the occupied territories and inside the self-proclaimed Jewish state.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Aralık 2014, 09:45