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Several injuries as Israeli settlers attack vehicle in northern West Bank

NABLUS, Monday, June 07, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Sunday evening attacked a Palestinian vehicle travelling along the road connecting Nablus city to Qalqiliya city in the northern West Bank, injuring a number of passengers, according to an official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that a group of stone-and-club-wielding settlers intercepted attacked a vehicle with a Palestinian registration plate transporting passengers from Burqa village, north of Nablus city, to Qalqiliya, inflicting moderate wounds on them.

He added that two of the casualties were rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment.

The settlers came from Yitzhar, a colonial settlement notorious for its hardcore religious community.

Many Palestinian activists and rights groups have repeatedly blamed Israel for fostering a “culture of impunity” for Jewish settlers committing violent acts against Palestinians.

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.

Over 700,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

K.F.

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