Ma'an News Agency
April 20, 2011 - 12:00am

A Palestinian man was moderately injured Tuesday after settlers opened fire south of Nablus, officials said.

Ghassan Doughlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlements in the West Bank, told Ma'an that a group of settlers from the illegal Brakha settlement, near Burin village in the northern West Bank, fired at civilians and tried to break into a house.

Other villagers intervened but one Palestinian was shot in the hand and stomach, the official said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, Doughlas said.

Witnesses said a settler was hit in the head by a stone and evacuated by an Israeli ambulance. The settler was not identified and the extent of injuries in both cases was not immediately clear.


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