Ma'an News Agency
April 6, 2010 - 12:00am

Five people were lightly injured when Israeli settlers attacked a group of protesters gathered in the flashpoint neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday.

Ma'an's reporter said settlers stormed the neighborhood near the Al-Ghawi and Hanoun family homes and attacked relatives and activists. Both homes are slated for demolition and confiscation by the Israeli government.

Ayman Al-Ghawi, Mahir Hanoun, and three international members of the Would Council of Churches sustained bruises during the incident.

Israeli police were called to the scene and detained Nasser Al-Ghawi, 45.

An Israeli police spokesman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that one ultra-Orthodox Israeli was lightly injured by a stone.

The Hebrew-language daily Yedioth Aharonoth said the injured was treated at the scene and a suspect was detained by Israeli police.


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