NABLUS, Israeli settlers attacked today evening a Palestinian family in the village of Iraq Burin to the south of Nablus, injuring a mother and her two children, according to local sources.
Sources told WAFA Israeli settlers attacked local resident Yasser Omran and his wife and three children, while they were present in their land to the east of the village of Iraq Burin.
Settlers used rubber-coated steel bullets, stones, and stun grenades against the family, injuring the wife and her two children.
They also uprooted and stole the family’s olive saplings.
Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property, said the Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories, B’Tselem.
In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks, said the center.
“Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources,” said B’Tselem.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency