A spokesman for the Palestinian Hebron municipality, Azez Nofal, called the settlers' claims "baseless."
Also Thursday, Israeli police arrested six people suspected of incitement in a Jerusalem mall Monday, Rosenfeld said. The suspects were among 200 fans of the Beitar Jerusalem football team who entered the mall and began shouting "Death to Arabs" before brawling with Arab cleaners and food servers.
Also, police indicted a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem who is suspected of stabbing a soldier on a train in mid-March, Rosenfeld said. He will be charged with attempted murder.
Associated Press writers Daniella Cheslow in Jerusalem, Mohammed Daraghmeh in Ramallah, West Bank, Zeina Karam in Beirut, Jamal Halaby in Amman, Jordan, and Ibrahim Barzak in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, contributed reporting.
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