Jerusalem, 22 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/12 February 2015 (MINA) – A Palestinian young workman from east Jerusalem survived a murder attempt after extremist Jewish settlers from an Israeli settlement on the western side of the holy city inveigled him into coming to their area.

Twenty one year old Anas Manasrah, from Silwan district, said he had survived a physical assault targeting his life after a Jewish settler phoned him and craftily enticed him into coming to his home in Beit Shemesh settlement, west of Jerusalem, in order to install curtains, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reportig.

Manasrah, who provides curtain installation services, explained further that he had gone along with his father to the home address of the caller in Beit Shemesh where a group of about seven settlers suddenly attacked them, forcing them to engage in a hand-to-hand fight with them.

He added that Israeli policemen came to the area but did not arrest the assailants, noting that an anonymous person talked to him over the phone in Hebrew recently and threatened to burn him alive as happened to the Palestinian child Mohamed Abu Khudair months ago.

In previous killing incidents, the Palestinian natives in the holy city accused the Israeli police of connivance after they did not work seriously on arresting the Jewish killers who burned 16 year old Mohamed Abu Khudair alive last year and who lynched a Palestinian bus driver in the holy city. (T/P006/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)