JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Israeli settlers assaulted three Palestinian youths late Friday in an East Jerusalem settlement, family members told Ma'an.
Abdullah Jibrin, 21, Eyab Jibrin, 20, and 20-year-old Ghalib al-Waari sustained injuries after settlers in the settlement of Pisgat Zeev assaulted them with clubs and knives, al-Waari's father told Ma'an.
He said Abdullah Jibrin was wounded in the forehead and needed 15 stitches.
The three youths had arrived in Pisgat Zeev to withdraw money from an ATM, he said. After an Israeli settler knocked on their car window, they attempted to return to the car to drive away.
However, the settler prevented them from doing so, al-Waari's father said.
Over thirty settlers then surrounded the Palestinians and began to assault them.
At that point, Israeli police arrived, dispersing the settlers and detaining three of them.
The victims then filed a complaint with police in the nearby settlement of Neve Yaakov.
Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed the incident, calling it a "local fight" between "Israeli Arabs and Israeli Jews" in the area.
The fight started following an argument between the two parties after loud music was heard playing from the "Israeli Arabs' vehicle," Rosenfeld said, describing those involved as "youths."
After police arrived, officers held a number of the youths for questioning, he said, without specifying how many or whether or not they were released.
Rosenfeld said an investigation concerning the incident was ongoing.
In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment.
More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.