Palestinians rescue settlers from West Bank town

A group of Israeli settlers were rescued by the mayor of a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank

Palestinians rescue settlers from West Bank town

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four Israeli settlers were rescued from angry Palestinian villagers in the occupied West Bank on Friday after they entered in unclear circumstances, Palestinian officials said.

The four armed settlers entered the village of Qusra, sparking a confrontation with residents, municipality head Abdul Azeem al-Wadi told AFP.

Villagers surrounded them but Palestinian security forces stepped in to detain the four for their own safety, he said.

"Israeli officials have been informed and will come and take them."

A Palestinian security source said the four were later moved to the outskirts of the village, from where Israeli forces took them to safety.

The Israeli army said it was looking into the incident.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ocak 2017, 15:50