Video claims to show Israeli settlers firing on Palestinians

An Israeli human rights group has released amateur video claiming to show that Israeli soldiers stood by while Jewish settlers opened fire on Palestinians in the West Bank, leaving one wounded.

The B'tselem group says settlers from Yitzhar descended over the weekend on the nearby village of Asira al-Qibliya, where they threw rocks at Palestinian homes.

Village youths confronted the settlers, and rocks started flying on both sides, B'tselem said.

The group claim that settlers later opened fire, shooting a 24-year-old Palestinian man, who was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition.

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