UK minister for the middle east and north Africa James Cleverly (File photo)
The UK has condemned attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinian property and demanded that Palestinians be protected in the occupied West Bank.
Dozens of masked settlers threw stones at Palestinians in the village of Khirbat al-Mufkara south of AlKhalil and damaged around 10 vehicles and water tanks.
Some 12 people were injured in the clashes, including a three-year-old boy who was taken to hospital for a head wound.
"The UK condemns this violent act against a Palestinian village in the South Hebron Hills by settlers on 28 September," wrote UK minister for the middle east and north Africa James Cleverly on Twitter.
"Israel must tackle this problem and protect Palestinians", added Cleverly.
Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have been subjected to simmering violence by Israeli settlers that has resulted in hundreds of casualties and hindered access to key resources such as water and electricity.