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Israeli settlers attempt to break into house south of Nablus

NABLUS, Monday, July 12, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today attempted to break into a house in Burin village, south of Nablus city, according to an official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that over 50 settlers attempted to storm the house of a deceased woman, however they were fended off by the villagers.

Meanwhile, a group of settlers hurled stones at Palestinian houses in the vicinity of the village entrance.

Burin town has been the scene of frequent settler attacks, including cutting down fully grown olive trees, setting fire to fields and crops, stealing the olive harvest, attacking olive harvesters and foreign volunteers, and hurling Molotov Cocktails toward houses in the town.

The area, south of Nablus, has seen an uptick in settlers attacks since a drive-by shooting left three settlers injured at the northern West Bank junction of Zaatara, also known to settlers as Tapuah, on Sunday.

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.”



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