Settlers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem home
Published Monday 08/07/2013 (updated) 09/07/2013 18:29
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two armed Israeli settlers raided a Palestinian home in East Jerusalem on Monday, and assaulted the owner and his friend, the owner said.
Sami al-Qalouni, 53, said he was at home in al-Tur village with his friend Jamal Abu Steif when the settlers raided in what al-Qalouni described as an attempt to take control of the building.
The settlers beat al-Qalouni and Abu Steif with iron bars, al-Qalouni told Ma'an.
Al-Qalouni suffered serious head, back and hand wounds, and Abu Steif sustained several fractures to his hand, a Ma'an reporter said.
Settlers previously set up a tent on al-Qalouni's land.
Israeli police took the two wounded Palestinians to hospital and removed the tent, the reporter said.
A spokesman for Israeli police could not be reached for comment.