JENIN, Monday, February 28, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today attacked Palestinian vehicles south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that settlers gathered in a large group and hurled stones at Palestinian-registered cars traveling along the Jenin-Nablus Road, causing damage to some of them.
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.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.
Closures besides to other measures, taken under the guise of security, are intended to entrench Israel’s 51-year-old military occupation of the West Bank and its settler colonial project which it enforces with routine and frequently deadly violence against Palestinians.