Israeli man beaten to death in W Bank

2013-10-11 08:39
An Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (File, AP)

An Israeli flag is seen in front of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, on the outskirts of Jerusalem. (File, AP)

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Jerusalem - An Israeli man was beaten to death and a woman injured in an apparent militant attack by Palestinians at their West Bank settlement home, police said early on Friday.

"They were beaten with blunt instruments," at the settlement of Brosh, police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told AFP, adding that the assumption was "definitely" of a militant attack.

The army said that roadblocks had been set up in the area of the attack, in the northern Jordan valley and security forces were searching for the perpetrators.

Israeli public radio said that the couple were in their home at night when they heard a noise outside and the sound of dogs barking.

The man went outside to investigate and was attacked with iron bars. The woman was also beaten but escaped and raised the alarm.

News site Ynet cited the woman as saying that the attackers were two Palestinians.

It quoted a neighbour as saying that as she was taken to an ambulance she cried out, "leave me, go to him, help him".

Ynet also quoted local council leader David Elheini as saying that he reached the scene about half an hour after the assault.

"The victim was lying covered in blood at the entrance to the house," he said adding that according to neighbours the attackers "shouted in Arabic and in Hebrew."

The incident occurred less than a week after a nine-year-old Israeli girl was lightly wounded as she played in her garden in the West Bank settlement of Psagot, near Ramallah.

Her injuries have been described both as gunshot and stabbing. Two young Palestinian suspects were arrested on Monday, Haaretz daily reported.

Last month an Israeli soldier was shot dead in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, in what the army believes was a Palestinian sniper attack, although no suspects have been arrested.

A day earlier a 20-year off-duty soldier was found murdered near the West Bank city of Qalqiliya. A Palestinian arrested as a suspect has reportedly confessed, but the motive and circumstances of the killing are still unclear.

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