NABLUS, Sunday, January 16, 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 against a resident’s house in the village.
Clashes reportedly broke out after Israeli forces intervened to provide settlers with protection and attacked the villagers with tear gas canisters. Several people suffocated from tear gas fired by the army.
Settlers also gathered near the entrance to Burqa on Jenin-Nablus road and attacked Palestinian -registered vehicles, causing damages to several cars.
The village of Burqa has been during the past month under repeated settlers’ attacks and vandalism.
Meanwhile, settlers attacked two Palestinian homes near the entrance to the town of Sabastiya to the northwest of Nablus, according to a local official.
Mayor of Sabastiya, Mohammed Azzem, said dozens of settlers attacked with stones two homes located at the entrance to the town of Sabastiya. Residents Managed to fend off the settlers’ attack.
Settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.