NABLUS, Thursday, June 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Wednesday evening attacked Palestinian houses and vehicles in Qusra town, south of Nablus city, according to local sources.
Member of Qusra Municipal Council, Imad Jamil, told WAFA that a group of settlers sneaked their way into the southern part of the village, attacked the houses of at least two villagers and smashed the windshields of a villager’s vehicle.
He added that the villagers rushed to fend off the attack of the settlers, who came from the nearby colonial outpost of Esh Kodesh, but were met with Israeli military gunfire. No injuries were reported though.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
The number of settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has jumped to over 700,000 and colonial settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of Oslo Accords in 1993.
Israel’s nation-state law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy, and states that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”