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Israeli settlers raze large tract of land south of Nablus

NABLUS, Thursday, August 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Wednesday night proceeded with razing a large tract of Palestinian land belonging to Qaryout village, south of Nablus, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said that settler bulldozers continued to level the lands of the village and lay the ground work for the construction of a settler-only road to connect the colonial settlement of Shilo to that of Eli.

He pointed that the settlers have so forth leveled some 3-kilometer area of land for this purpose.

Meanwhile, settlers Wednesday evening attacked Palestinian vehicles, close to Ya‘bad town, southwest of Jenin, according to WAFA correspondent.

He said that a group of settlers hurled stones towards vehicles travelling on the route close to the town and the colonial settlement of Dotan. No injuries were reported though.

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

Settlers‘ 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.


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