NABLUS, Monday, January 03, 2022 (WAFA) - Palestinian residents in the village of Burqa to the northwest of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, fended off today evening an attack by Israeli settlers against the village, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, said the villagers managed to fend an attack carried by Israeli settlers who snuck into the village from the nearby illegal evicted settlement of Homesh.
Clashes reportedly broke out after Israeli forces intervened to provide settlers with protection and attacked the villagers.
At least three people were shot and injured by rubber-coated steel bullets fired by the army during the clashes. Several other people suffocated from tear gas inhalation, including a man who was transferred to hospital.
The village of Burqa has been during the past two weeks under repeated settlers’ attacks and vandalism.
Settlers violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.