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Israeli settlers stone Palestinian houses near Nablus

NALBUS, Wednesday, March 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Tuesday night stoned Palestinian houses in the town of Huwara, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, local sources confirmed.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that a number of extremist Israeli settlers threw rocks at Palestinian houses near a local resort, causing damages to a house and a vehicle.

Confrontations erupted as the town residents attempted to fend off the settler attack. No injuries were reported though.

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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