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Settlers stone Palestinian cars near Hebron

Illegal and abhorrent settlers in the West Bank clashes with the police and attack Palestinian property

AFP , Tuesday 1 Mar 2011
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Angry settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars near Hebron on Tuesday, as they lashed out after a day of clashes with Israeli police over the evacuation of a settlement outpost.

Palestinian security sources said a group of settlers were lobbing stones at cars on a road near Beit Haggai settlement south of Hebron.

Overnight, settlers had also smashed a Palestinian shop window in the Old City, they said.

The incidents occurred a day after settlers and police had clashed in the northern West Bank as the forces tried to dismantle a cabin in the Havat Gilad outpost some five kilometres (three miles) southwest of Nablus.

The incident sparked widespread anger among settlers with hundreds blocking roads across the country, and some carrying out a series of 'price tag' acts in which Palestinians are attacked.

In one incident, settlers firebombed a house in the Palestinian village of Huwwara near Nablus, causing two children to be taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Anti-settlement movement Peace Now says there are more than 100 wildcat outposts strewn across the West Bank, all of which have been set up without permission from Israeli authorities.

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