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Settler stabs Palestinian to death in northern West Bank brawl — PA health ministry

Illustrative: Israeli soldiers stand by as masked Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian protesters (unseen) during a demonstration against construction on an Israeli outpost near the Palestinian village of Turmusaya and the settlement of Shilo, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, on October 17, 2019. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
Illustrative: Israeli soldiers stand by as masked Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian protesters (unseen) during a demonstration against construction on an Israeli outpost near the Palestinian village of Turmusaya and the settlement of Shilo, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, on October 17, 2019. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)

A Palestinian man has died after being stabbed in a brawl with Israeli settlers near the Palestinian village of Iskaka, close to Ariel, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry.

A group of Israeli settlers reported being attacked in the area by a large group of around 40 Palestinians with stones and clubs between the settlements of Nofei Nehemiah and Ariel, according to the Samaria Regional Council.

“An Arab was injured in the brawl and evacuated [for medical treatment]. The rioters stole bags and equipment from the travelers,” the Rescuers Without Borders emergency service said.

There was no immediate comment from Israel Police’s West Bank division.

The deceased Palestinian was identified by Palestinian health officials as Ali Hassan Harb.

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