NABLUS, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 (WAFA) – Palestinian residents in the town of Urif to the south of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank, fended off today an attack by Israeli settlers against the town, according to a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, said residents managed to fend off an attack carried out against the outskirts of the town by a group of Israeli settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yitzhar. No injuries were reported.
Settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
"Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources," said the Israeli information center for human rights in occupied territories, B’Tselem.