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Human Rights Worker Injured In Hebron

Human Rights Worker Injured In Hebron

A 19-year old Swedish human rights worker had her jaw broken by an Israeli settler in Hebron today.

Tove Johansson from Stockholm was standing beside a checkpoint into the Tel Rumeida district of Hebron with a group of Palestinian schoolchildren trying to get to their homes.

Around 50 adult settlers then approached the group and started kicking and spitting at them. The IDF and Border Police looked on without intervening. One settler then smashed Tove in the face with a hard object, splitting open her jaw. Tove is currently receiving treatment in Hadassah Ein Keren hospital in Jerusalem.

Earlier in the day at least 5 Palestinians, including a 3-year old child, were injured by settlers, who rampaged through Tel Rumeida hurling stones and bottles at local residents. Palestinian schoolchildren on their way home were also attacked. The IDF, which was intensively deployed in the area, did not intervene to stop the settlers.

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