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Israeli settlers stone Palestinian vehicles near Nablus

NABLUS, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today stoned Palestinian vehicles on the road connecting the West Bank cities of Nablus and Qalqiliya, according to sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, a local official who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers hurled stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates near the entrance of the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, causing damages to some.

He added that the soldiers closed off some roads leading to Nablus and deployed in areas near the town of Huwara.

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.

K.T./ K.F.

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