Settlers attack a Palestinian-owned workshop at entrance to a northern West Bank village

NABLUS, Israeli settlers today attacked a Palestinian-owned car repair workshop at the entrance to the village of Bazariya in the north of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring the settlement file in Nablus province, told WAFA that a group of settlers attacked the workshop and attempted to vandalize equipment there, but were forced back by local Palestinian residents.

Over the last three weeks, Israeli settlers protected by soldiers intensified their attacks on homes and shops of Palestinian citizens at the outskirts of the villages of Burqa, Sebastia and Bazariya in the province of Nablus.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.

There are over 500,000 Israeli settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency