RAMALLAH, July 26 (JMCC) - Israeli settlers entered the West Bank
village of Burin
and attacked villagers on Monday, Palestinian residents said. The settlers also tried to destroy a building under construction and set a field on fire.
The attack then deteriorated into stonethrowing by both sides.
Extremist settlers often respond to the demolition of their unauthorized construction by attacking Palestinians and their property, a policy they call price tag.Read
Four settlers were injured, one of them seriously, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed. Palestinians said five villagers were hit by rocks and taken to hospital. An AP photographer was lightly hurt by a rock.
AP Television News footage showed villagers trying to extinguish the fire in the field in the north West Bank village of Burin.
The Israeli military, which controls the West Bank, arrived on the scene and separated the sides. No shots were fired.
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