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‘This is terror’: Lapid slams settler stone-throwing attack on Palestinians

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid slams a stone-throwing attack by settler youths on Palestinians near Hebron as “terror,” saying that Israel must bring the perpetrators to justice.

“This violent incident is horrific and it is terror. This isn’t the Israeli way and it isn’t the Jewish way,” Lapid writes on Twitter in English, referring to yesterday’s attack.

Dozens of masked Israeli settlers threw stones at Palestinians in the south Hebron hills on Tuesday afternoon, smashing cars and injuring at least 12 Palestinians, including a three-year-old boy, Palestinian and Israeli witnesses said.

Some Palestinians threw stones back at the settlers as well, causing clashes to break out between the two sides, witnesses said. Three Israelis were injured as well, according to Hebrew media reports.

“This is a violent and dangerous fringe and we have a responsibility to bring them to justice.”

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