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After clash in West Bank, Palestinians briefly hold group of Jewish settlers, then free them
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 8:39 AM EST
Palestinians say residents of a West Bank village captured and briefly held more than a dozen Jewish settlers after the two groups traded blows.
After about two hours, the settlers were handed to the Israeli military. The military had no immediate comment.
Palestinian villagers Abdel Hakim Wadi and Ziad Odeh say the incident began around noon near the village of Qusra when settlers attacked the farmers in an olive grove, injuring a Palestinian boy.
They say other villagers soon arrived and gave chase. Odeh says villagers grabbed about 20 settlers.
Wadi says the villagers notified the media and then the Israeli army.