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Israeli settlers use chainsaw to cut electric poles south of Nablus

NABLUS, Friday, July 30, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today cut wooden electric poles using chainsaws in Burin town, south of Nablus city, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, confirmed that a group of settlers used chainsaws to chop down six wooden electric poles supplying electricity to a house located on the outskirts of the town, causing power blackout in the area.

The targeted house is separated from the town by the nearby settler-only bypass road, which runs to the illegal colonial settlement of Yitzhar, inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.

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 Jewish-only settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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