Sunday, May 07, 2006

At Maon Farm

Dutchblog Israel alerts me to violence against children in the West Bank:
"Settlers from the settlement of Maon clashed with IDF troops on Saturday who were accompanying a group of Palestinian children from school back to their nearby village. According to the army, the settlers laid an ambush for the army force and attacked the soldiers as they passed the settlement, located in the southern Hebron Hills.

"Four soldiers and two Palestinians were injured in the clashes. The IDF subsequently declared the area a closed military zone to prevent additional right-wingers from reaching the scene of the scuffle.

"The settlers, the army said, threw rocks and cement blocks at the students, mostly young children between ages 6 and 11. One of the settlers, the army said, even commanded his dog to attack the soldiers and the schoolchildren. Soldiers fired their weapons in the air to disperse the settlers, the army said."

Yes, militant Israeli settlers attacked the same military which is there partly to protect them so as to get at some grade school kids. The proposed withdrawal from parts of the West Bank should prove interesting. The pictures which accompany the Jerusalem Post article are revealing.


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