Palestinian man attacked in Israeli settlement

AP News
Posted: Mar 17, 2011 8:53 AM

A Palestinian man says he was attacked by masked men inside a Jewish West Bank settlement.

Palestinian laborer Sami Snobar says at least eight Hebrew-speaking men approached him at a construction site where he was working Thursday and asked him what he was doing there.

He says he was hit on the head and body with a construction tool and a cinder block, and also sprayed. Snobar spoke from a Palestinian hospital. The incident took place in the Shiloh settlement.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says two Palestinian laborers and a Jewish man were attacked on Thursday with a screwdriver and pepper spray before fleeing. He says the motive was unclear.

There have been multiple cases of violence against Palestinians since five members of a settler family were killed over the weekend.