RAMALLAH, Thursday, February 18, 2021 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers today set on fire a lorry belonging to a Palestinian citizen after they sneaked into the village of Kafr Malik, to the east of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, according to the vehicle's owner.
Iyad Abu Sheikha, the owner, who comes from the nearby village of Al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya, told WAFA in a phone call that settlers, who were riding a motorbike, sneaked into his own stone-cutting factory in Kafr Malek and set the lorry on fire, before they fled the scene.
He said the value of the lorry burnt is estimated at $36,000, adding that settler organizations have been sending out threats to him to pressure him to evacuate the factory, which is built on a private-own Palestinian land.
Violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace in the occupied West Bank, and are never prosecuted by the occupation authorities.
Attacks by settlers against Palestinians particularly intensified during the last few months, with Israeli occupation army turning a blind eye to the violence spree and providing the settlers with protection.