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Israeli settlers stone house, vandalize vehicles near Nablus

NABLUS, Thursday, September 2, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today stoned a Palestinian house and vandalized two vehicles in the village of Burin, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers attacked a house in the southern outskirts of the village, smashing its windows, and destroying crops and trees in its vicinity.

They also threw stones at two vehicles parked in the area, smashing their windshields.

The settlers came from Yitzhar, an illegal settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.

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.

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”.

K.T./ K.F.


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