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Settlers assault two Palestinians near Qalqilya-district village

NABLUS, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians suffered from injuries Tuesday night after being assaulted by an extremist Israeli settler near the village of Jinsafut, east of the occupied West Bank city of Qalqilia, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that an Israeli settlers attacked and sprayed two Palestinians with pepper near the village, inflicting bruises across the bodies.

Daghlas identified the two casualties as Wael Sultan, a resident of the Salfit-district village of Hares, and Na’im Ghanem, a resident of the Nablus-district village of Sarra.

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

Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.

K.T./ K.F.

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