5 July, 2014 Ma’an
Palestinians in the northern West Bank say Israeli settlers kidnapped and attacked a young Palestinian man early Saturday.
Locals in the village of Osarin south of Nablus told Ma’an that settlers approached the village in two vehicles around midnight and abducted 22-year-old Tariq Ziad Zuhdi Adeli.
The settlers stepped out of a car and “sprayed gas” at Adeli before pulling him into one of the vehicles, witness Abas Adeli said.
He said they took the 22-year-old to a remote area in the outskirts of the village and attacked him with a hatchet, leaving him bleeding.
After the attackers left, Adeli managed to call his father, who arrived with a group of young men from the village and brought the man to Rafedia hospital in Nablus.
Medics said Adeli sustained several wounds and cuts, especially in his leg.
The reported attack comes amid rising tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, where Palestinians say right-wing Israelis kidnapped and killed 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, whose body was found early Wednesday.
The murder is thought to be a revenge attack in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens, who were buried the day before. [See: 10 Reasons why the “missing” settler colonists was an Israeli false flag]
Israeli police say the circumstances behind Abu Khdeir’s killing remain unclear.
5 July, 2014 IMEMC
Palestinian medical sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported that a number of fanatic Israeli settlers kidnapped, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man from Osarin village, south of Nablus, and beat him nearly to death in addition to stabbing him.
The setters kidnapped Tareq Ziad Odeily, 22, after two settler vehicles invaded the village, forced him into one of their cars, and drove away. The settlers first sprayed his face with pepper-spray, the Raya News Agency has reported.
He was then taken to an isolated area, where he was repeatedly beaten, kicked, punched and stabbed before the settlers fled the scene, leaving him severely bleeding, apparently believing he will die of his wounds.
Using his mobile phone after the settlers left the scene, while barely able to speak or move, Odeily managed to call his father, informed him of what happened, and where he can find him.
Dozens of local youths and medics then searched the area, and located Odeily, before he was moved to the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus suffering serious injuries.