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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes north of Nablus

NABLUS, Thursday, November 25, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers attacked today evening Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burqa to the north of Nablus, in the northern occupied West bank, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, said the village residents fended off settlers’ attack on their homes near the northern part of the village.

Last night, settlers attacked with live fire and stones Palestinian residents and their homes near the entrance to the village of Burqa.

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.

T.R.

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