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Settlers attack vehicles with stones at multiple junctions in West Bank

RAMALLAH, Thursday, January 21, 2021 (WAFA) – Hardcore Israeli settlers tonight attacked with stones and empty bottles Palestinian vehicles in at least three junctions in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources. No injuries were reported.

In the northern Jordan Valley, settlers from the illegal settlement of Mehola attacked Palestinian vehicles driving at route 90, which is immediately located next to the colonial settlement.

Meanwhile, settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles at Nablus-Ramallah road, just near the village of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya, and blocked a section of the road to the Palestinian traffic for some time.

Settlers also attacked with stones Palestinian vehicles and passers-by near the village of Jit, east of Qalqilia city, but were fended off by local Palestinians who blocked the main road to the village in the face of the settlers.

The three attacks reportedly occurred in full sight of Israeli occupation soldiers who did nothing to stop the settlers and rather provided them with protection.

There has been an increase in settler-related attacks against Palestinians and their properties during the past few week.

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

Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation's civilian population to the land of the occupied.


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