NABLUS, Friday, December 24, 2021 (WAFA) – A group of rampaging Israeli settlers protected by army today attacked Palestinian vehicles driving at a section of Nablus-Jenin road in the north of the occupied West Bank, immediately outside the evacuated Israeli settlement of Homesh, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of the settlement file in Nablus, told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers gathered outside the evacuated settlement and pelted stones at Palestinian vehicles driving at Route 60, causing damage to some of them.
Also in Nablus province, a Palestinian man was beaten up and kidnapped for two hours outside the village of Azmut. The man, identified as Obada Amer, was hospitalized, and his condition was described as stable.
Meantime, Israeli settlers attacked and beat up three Palestinian civilians while they were on a picnic near the village of Deir Istiya, in the West Bank province of Salfit.
There has been an increase in settler-related attacks against Palestinians and their properties during the last week.
Over the last few days, Israeli settlers protected by army attempted to raid homes of Palestinian citizens at the outskirts of the village of Burqa, which is close to the route where the stoning attack occurred outside Homesh.
Last night, a Palestinian man was hospitalized after he was brutally beaten up by Israeli occupation soldiers near the evacuated settlement of Homesh.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.
There are over 650,000 Israeli settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law.