Violence in the West Bank and Gaza

Unrelated incidents of violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday damaged property and inflicted minor injuries on one man, a 70-year-old Jewish merchant from Beersheba, Lazar Brenner.

Brenner was attacked from behind with an ax while buying paints in an Arab shop in Khan Yunis in the northern Gaza Strip. He was treated for cuts at a local hospital and sent home. His assailant was not caught. Brenner said today he would continue to shop in the Arab town because prices are lower.

A trailer serving as the temporary home of a Jewish family outside the Gush Emunim settlement of Eilon Moreh near Nablus was set on fire early yesterday morning while the family was out. Furniture and books were piled in the center of the trailer and set ablaze. In another part of the trailer the initials PLO were scrawled on the walls and floor.

A Jerusalem-to-Haifa train was stoned while passing through Battir village near Jerusalem yesterday. Windows were broken but no one was hurt.

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