Middle East

Israel arrests West Bank teens over stone attack on car

Israeli border guard run after Palestinian protesters during clashes following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel on March 22, 2013, in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. AFP PHOTO/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH

JERUSALEM: Israel's Shin Bet security service said on Sunday it had arrested five Palestinian teenagers on suspicion of involvement in a stone-throwing attack which critically injured an Israeli toddler.

The domestic security agency said the suspects, aged 16-17, confessed to stoning vehicles driven by Israeli settlers near the Palestinian village of Haris, in the northern West Bank, on March 14.

Seven Israelis were wounded on that day, including a woman from the Yakir settlement who lost control of her vehicle and ploughed into the back of a parked lorry with her three young daughters, the agency said in a statement.

"The driver and two of the daughters were moderately injured, and a third daughter, about three years, old was critically injured and remains hospitalised today," said a military statement, also released on Sunday.





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