RAMALLAH, August 21 (JMCC) - Thirteen settlers were detained on suspicion of beating a 10-year-old Palestinian boy, reports
The boy was herding sheep near Migron settlement outpost, south of Ramallah, when masked men appeared and began beating him with iron rods.
Police forces detained 13 settlers on suspicion of involvement in the incident.
The initial Palestinian report on the assault was received by Israel's Civil Administration in the territories. IDF forces rushed to the site, located the wounded boy and alerted police.
Police officers quickly launched a manhunt for suspects.
The injured boy is a member of the Bedouin community in the Judean Desert and was herding sheep at the site. He was evacuated to a Ramallah hospital by the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Medical officials said the boy sustained blows to his head and cuts. Police officials discovered metal rods at the site of the incident apparently used by the assailants.