JERUSALEM, MARCH 3 -- An Arab stabbed a 16-year-old Jewish settler in the back today as he shopped for the Jewish holiday of Purim in Hebron, on the occupied West Bank, the Army and witnesses said.
Minutes later, angry settlers attacked photographers taking pictures there, witnesses said.
The Army said the stabbed youth, Aharon Peretz, was treated for slight injuries at a Jerusalem hospital and released.
Elsewhere on the West Bank, Israeli troops wounded four Palestinians in violent protests.
Secretary of State George P. Shultz arrived in Israel tonight for another effort to sell his peace proposal. Legislators of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's right-wing Likud bloc have rebuffed the U.S. plan, rejecting an international conference and any exchange of land for peace.
In Hebron, settlers attacked photographers for Time magazine and Reuter, knocking one unconscious with her camera. The attack reflected the growing anger of settlers and other Israelis at the news media, whose presence they believe has tarnished Israel's image and inflamed violence in the territories.
"Those settlers went crazy," said Israeli photographer Eli Herskovitz.
Shamir has said he was weighing new curbs on the press in the occupied lands, and the Haaretz newspaper reported today that all senior Army officers and most soldiers serving there support a press ban.