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Child injured in settler attack northeast of Ramallah

RAMALLAH, Friday, January 22, 2021 (WAFA) – A Palestinian child was injured on Thursday evening after Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian car near the entrance of Burqa village, northeast of Ramallah city, according to a witness.

‘Ala Sawafta told WAFA that a group of settlers attacked his car as he was driving from Ramallah to Tubas city, smashing the windshield, the front door and back door glass of his car and wounding his three-year-old son, Jad, in his face.

Jad was rushed to a hospital in Ramallah to receive the necessary treatment. His condition was described as stable.

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.


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