|[ 16/05/2011 - 09:29 AM ]|
AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- Armed Jewish settlers tossed a number of Molotov cocktails into the house of a Palestinian citizen in the Old City of Al-Khalil on Sunday night after encircling it.
The owner, Jamal Su'ifan, said that tens of settlers besieged his home and threw the firebombs into it, starting fire and burning part of the house, which was sheltering 20 individuals.
He said that Israeli soldiers were escorting the settlers, noting that two members of the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron (TIPH) team in Al-Khalil arrived to his home to check the incident but were also surrounded by those settlers.
Su'ifan home is only a few meters away from the Kiryat Arba settlement, which was established on Palestinian land east of Al-Khalil. Settlers in Arba routinely attack nearby Palestinian homes in a bid to terrorize their inhabitants away and take control of them.