BETHLEHEM, Monday, October 24, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers this morning attacked Palestinian homes and cars in the town of Tuqou, southeast of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing damage, according to Palestinian security sources.
They told WAFA that settlers threw rocks at several homes in the town and at cars breaking windows of both homes and cars. No one was hurt.
Settlers last night also attacked homes and cars of Palestinians in the village of Almenia, east of Bethlehem, causing damage but no injuries.
Settler terrorism against Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories has increased in recent months and is often carried out under the cover of and support from Israeli soldiers, as confirmed by several Israeli rights organizations and media outlets.
Later reports said the Israeli army closed an iron gate at the northern entrance to the town and prevented people from entering or leaving it, according to Palestinian security sources.
As people gathered at the gate seeking to leave or enter their town and as a result of closing the gate clashes broke out between the residents and soldiers who fired tear gas canisters and sound bombs to disperse the people, said the sources.