An Israeli citizen who went out for a run in Samaria Monday afternoon was attacked near the village of Iraq Burin in the area of Mount Gerizim. The citizen was beaten all over his body by four Arabs living in the area. He managed to escape and was hospitalized in non-critical condition.
Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan blamed the incompetence of the security forces for the attack and demanded a harsh response to what he called an attempted “lynching.”
“Only a month after the murder of Esther Horgan, who also just went out for a run near her home, a lynching attempt was again near the settlement. We will not accept this trend,” Dagan stated.