Israeli Settler Assaults Child South of Nablus

NABLUS, September 14, 2015 (WAFA) – An Israeli settler Monday assaulted a seven-year-old boy, while he was present near Huwwara’s main street to the south of Nablus, according to security sources.

Sources reported that a setter, who was driving his car down Huwwara’s main street, got out of his car window as he drove past Wissam Sa’id, 7, and smacked him from behind, throwing him to the ground.

The child sustained minor injuries.

On July 31, Israeli extremists set fire to a house in Duma, to the south of Nablus, burning 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh to death and critically injuring his entire family, including his father and mother, who later succumbed to their wounds. Ali’s 4-year-old brother, Ahmad, who is the last surviving member of the Dawabsheh family, is still receiving treatment at Israeli hospitals.

As anticipated by the Israeli human Rights Center, B’Tselem, following the Duma crime, the center said that, “the clock is ticking in the countdown to the next arson attack, and the one after.”

The center said that, ““Palestinians are left unprotected not due to any lack of legal means, but because the authorities employ an unofficial yet longstanding policy of leniency and lack of law enforcement on violent settlers.”

On October 19 2014, an Israeli settler deliberately ran over Inas Khalil and Toleen Asfoor, both aged five, while walking home from kindergarten near the entrance of the village of Sinjil. Inas succumbed to her wounds hours later while Toleen survived.

Settlers are continually involved in hit and run incidents against Palestinians; Israeli forces rarely take action and often label such incidents as accidents.