NABLUS, Sunday, April 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Dozens of Israeli settlers tonight gathered and spread out at road junctions leading to the city of Nablus, cutting off driving Palestinian-registered vehicles, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, said settlers spread out near Huwwara, Beit Furik, and Annab military checkpoints to the south, east, and west of Nablus, respectively.
They also gathered on the road connecting Jenin and Nablus, cutting off driving Palestinian-registered vehicles.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
“Settler violence and vandalism take place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police make no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real-time,” said the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
Israel benefits from the repercussions, as settler violence has gradually dispossessed Palestinians of more and more areas in the West Bank, paving the way for a state takeover of land and resources, said B’Tselem.