migron - Nir Kafri - August 8 2011
The Ramat Migron outpost. Photo by Nir Kafri
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A ten year old Palestinian child was seriously injured after being beaten in an apparent attack by settlers near the West Bank outpost of Ramat Migron.

The Israel Defense Forces received a report of the incident on Saturday afternoon. The boy, who was found suffering from head injuries and cuts to his head, was sent to Ramallah hospital by the Red Cross. He told security forces that his attackers were wearing masks.

Police and military forces that arrived at the scene opened an investigation and chased after the suspects. So far thirteen people suspected of involvement in the incident have been apprehended.

The police stated that they are treating the incident with the utmost seriousness in order to find the other assailants and bring them to justice.