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Israeli settlers assault and injure three Palestinians near Nablus

Israeli settlers assault and injure three Palestinians near Nablus

NABLUS, Thursday, May 26, 2022 (WAFA) – Three Palestinians today sustained injuries in an Israeli settler attack in the village of Burqa, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to medical sources.

Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent's (PRC) Emergency Department, Ahmad Jibril, told WAFA that PRC crews moved three Palestinians to the hospital following being brutally assaulted by Israeli settlers.

A group of settlers hurled stones towards a few houses at the entrance of the village and a number of Palestinian commuters in the area, as reported by Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank.

He added that tension in the area is on the rise as Israeli settlers are rampaging under military protection.

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 800,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

K.T./ K.F.

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