Israeli settlers attack Palestinian vehicles south of Nablus

NABLUS, Israeli settlers Monday night attacked Palestinian vehicles south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to an official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that a Palestinian was driving his vehicle along Road 60, close to Burin village, when a group of settlers attacked him with stones, smashing its windshields and terrorizing the passengers.

The driver, a resident of Burin, was picking up his family when they came under the settler attack.

Meanwhile, settlers from the colonial settlement of Shilo and nearby colonial outposts pelted several vehicles with stones while traveling along the same road between Turmus Ayya town, north of Ramallah, and Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, causing damage to them.

No injuries were reported though.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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