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Israeli settlers assault Palestinians near Jericho

JERUCHO, Monday, May 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday assaulted Palestinians from the village of al-Zubeidat, north of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to sources.

Local sources told WAFA that the settlers attacked two people, including a doctor, and a girl, beating them.

They added that the settlers' did so under the protection of Israeli forces, who stopped a number of citizens' cars and inspected their IDs.

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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