NABLUS, Thursday, June 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Two Palestinians today sustained wounds in a settler attack in Burqa town, northwest of Nablus city, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that a group of settlers attacked two young men while the latter were tending their cultivated land in al-Mas’udiya area, a part of the town located close to a military checkpoint recently set up on the main traffic artery connecting Nablus to Jenin, resulting in multiple wounds across their bodies.
The casualties were rushed to a hospital for treatment.
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.