0525 GMT August 22, 2019
The Palestinian man, identified as 31-year-old Loay Bakri, was repairing a traffic light in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, which is located in the northern part of East al-Quds, earlier this week, when he was approached by six young Israelis, Ma’an news agency reported on Friday.
Bakri was attacked with steel rods and suffered a broken hand and multiple injuries in the assault. He was taken to a hospital in East al-Quds to receive medical treatment.
The development comes in the wake of the recent death of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby boy in an arson attack on his home by Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
On July 31, a large fire broke out after settlers threw firebombs and Molotov cocktails into two Palestinian houses in the town of Duma, located 25 kilometers (15 miles) southeast of Nablus. Palestinian toddler Ali Sa’ad Dawabsheh burned to death as a result.
Sa’ad Dawabsheh, the 32-year-old father of Ali, died at Soroka Medical Center in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, located 115 kilometers (71 miles) southeast of Tel Aviv, early on August 8.
His wife, Riham and four-year-old son Ahmad remain in critical condition in hospital. Riham was put on a respirator at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, also known as Tel HaShomer Hospital, in the occupied Palestinian territories on August 10.
Israeli settlers have in recent years carried out various attacks including arson and graffiti on Palestinian property in the West Bank and al-Quds (Jerusalem) under the “price tag” slogan.
Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites.