JERUSALEM , Alray - A 75-year-old Palestinian woman has filed a complaint with Israeli police after being assaulted by three Israeli settlers as she was waiting for a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday.
Fathiyeh Ajaj was waiting for a bus in Deir Yassin, after a hospital appointment when she was pushed to the floor by three Israelis.
They tried to remove her hijab, the Muslim headscarf and tore her clothes, Fathiyeh's son said.
"My mother fainted and the bus driver saw her and rushed to rescue her," he said.
Ajaj filed the complaint at the Jabal Mukabir police station, he added, describing his mother's attackers as settlers.
The report followed filing two separated assault charges against an Israeli man after he attacked two Palestinian women as they tried to buy a ticket for the Jerusalem Light Rail.
The UN has criticized Israel for a lack of adequate law enforcement against Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, which is rising.
In 2012, one Palestinian was killed and approximately 1,300 injured by Israeli settlers or security forces in incidents directly or indirectly related to settlements, including demonstrations, the UN says.
According to Israeli rights group Yesh Din, only ten percent of 781 investigations conducted by Israeli police into incidents of settlers violence between 2005 and 2011 resulted in indictments.