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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian vehicles in northern West Bank

NABLUS, Monday, April 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday overnight attacked Palestinian vehicles with rocks on the road linking the West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin, according to sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that the settlers closed off the road connecting the two cities and hurled rocks toward the vehicles, damaging some.

He added that villagers of Burqa, north of Nablus, fought back against settlers, sparking clashes with Israeli soldiers, who fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas bombs.

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.

Settler 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 across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

K.T./ K.F.

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