NABLUS, Saturday, October 16, 2021 (WAFA) - Israeli settlers attacked today Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, according to a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, said more than 30 settlers residing in nearby illegal West Bank settlements built on Palestinian land, attacked residents’ homes in the village of Burin but were confronted by the village residents who were able to fend them off.
Clashes reportedly broke out between the village residents and Israeli soldiers who provided settlers with protection. A local resident was reportedly struck with a rock and injured during the clashes.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
"Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property. In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks," said the Israeli information center for human rights in occupied territories, B’Tselem.
"Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources," said B'Tselem.