RAMALLAH, March 22 (JMCC) - Three Palestinians were injured Monday in two separate attacks by Israeli settlers in the Hebron
In one incident, eyewitnesses told
CNN that an Israeli settler got out of his car and opened fire on a funeral procession in Beit Ummar. Two men were injured by the settler gunfire.
In an incident that Israeli police are calling a premeditated price tag attack, a Hebron man on his way to receive medical treatment was stabbed by masked assailants.
The Palestinian Authority
condemned the stabbings, which come after a rise in violence between Palestinians and Israeli settlers.
In a statement, the Palestinian Authority held the Israeli government responsible for both attacks for what it described as tolerating settlers' violence against Palestinians.
The Palestinian government media center holds the Israeli government responsible for tolerating settler violence against Palestinians, the statement read. Only last week, six Palestinian workers were attacked brutally by settlers near Shilo settlement. This action was part of the 'price tag' policy of settlers that has been escalating, while the Israeli government remains tolerant and provides immunity for settlers committing crimes against Palestinians. Palestinians' safety and security is an immediate demand and need.