Police have summoned for questioning over 20 members of the Adei Ad outpost’s security squad accused of shooting dead a Palestinian man in a central West Bank clash yesterday.
Simultaneously, hundreds of residents of al-Mughayyir participate in the funeral procession for 38-year-old Hamdi Na’asan.
There were conflicting claims as to how the deadly incident unfolded: Palestinians said settlers from Adei Ad arrived at an olive tree grove outside Al-Mughayyir and attacked villagers, shooting and injuring several of them. They said Na’asan had been shot in the back. According to Hebrew media reports Na’asan had previously spent seven years in an Israeli prison, with some reports saying his term was for terror offenses including planting explosives and shooting at Israelis.
Meanwhile, settlers claimed that a youth was set upon by a Palestinian mob and had been stabbed in the hand, leading to the clashes and resulting in some settlers firing shots in the air after “they felt their lives were in danger.”