NABLUS, Friday, May 27, 2022 (WAFA) – At least nine Palestinians were hurt today in an attack by Israeli settlers and army on the outskirts of Burqa town, to the northwest of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israeli violations in the area, told WAFA that Israeli fanatic settlers escorted by army attacked homes and shops at the entrance to the town, sparking confrontations with local Palestinian residents.
He said two Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated rounds during the confrontations, while another seven suffered suffocation from teargas inhalation.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers illegally occupying portions of the West Bank in violation of international law and established norms prohibiting the relocation of the occupying power's civil population to the land of the occupied.