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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian houses in Nablus-district town

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian houses in Nablus-district town

NABLUS, Monday, January 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Sunday evening attacked two Palestinian houses at the entrance of Sebastia town, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to sources.

Mohammad Azzem, head of the Sebastia municipality, said that dozens of settlers stoned the two houses belonging to Ahmad Mukhaimar and Bilal Omar at the town entrance.

The town residents gathered in a large group and forced the settlers out of the town.

Azzem added that the area extending from the town entrance to Bizzariya village, at the northernmost point of Nablus district, has become a frequent scene of settler violations.

Located 11 kilometers to the northwest of Nablus, Sebastia is a small historical town located on a hill with panoramic views across the West Bank and has a population of some 3,000 Palestinians.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

K.T./ K.F.

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