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Settlers torch a junk car business north of Hebron

HEBRON, Sunday, May 08, 2022 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers last night set fire to a Palestinian-owned junk car workshop near the town of Beit Ummar, to the north of Hebron in the south of the occupied West Bank, causing damage to nearly a hundred junk cars, according to local sources.

Mohammad Awad, a local activist, told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers sneaked into the junk car workshop, which belongs to Aziz Diab Awad, a Palestinian from the town, before they set fire to the site causing damage to nearly a hundred junk vehicles.

Awad said the owned incurred an estimated loss of $15,000 as a result of the Israeli attack.

Although violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace throughout the year, attacks and acts of vandalism by Israeli settlers intensified during the past six months across the occupied West Bank.

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

There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law and consensus.


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