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Settlers open gunfire at civilians, set tents on fire near Hebron

HEBRON, Saturday, June 26, 2021 (WAFA) – Hardcore Israeli settlers opened gunfire today at Palestinian civilians and set two residential tents on fire after raiding the village of al-Tuwanah in Masafer Yatta community, south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Mohammad Rabaee, head of the Al-Tuwanah village council, told WAFA that scores of Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Havat Maon broke into the village, opened gunfire and threw stones at residents’ homes, spreading fear among the local residents. No injuries were reported.

The attacking settlers also set on fire two residential tents belonging to Hatem Makhamreh, a local resident.

Rabaee said the Israeli settlers carried out the attack under Israeli military protection.

Meantime, Israeli settlers physically assaulted and beat up Fo’ad Omour, a Palestinian activist, during their raid of Masafer Yatta community. Omour sustained bruises and scars as a result of the assault, and was moved to a hospital for medical treatment.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

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


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