Three Palestinians say they were attacked by a settler near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The Palestinians turned to border police standing nearby for help. One Druze police officer attempted to arrest the attacker, but a group of settlers prevented this and helped the attacker escape. Following the disturbance the policemen finally arrested the Palestinians, banging the head of one of them against an iron door. The Palestinians were detained and they say they were also beaten on the way to the police station.