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Israeli settlers attack vehicles across West Bank

Israeli settlers attack vehicles across West Bank
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HEBRON, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Tuesday evening attacked Palestinian vehicles across the occupied West Bank, according to local and security sources.

They said that the scores of settlers congregated at Farsh al-Hawa Road, west of Hebron, and hurled stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates, causing damage to some of them, but no injuries.

Settlers threw rocks at passing vehicles at the entrance of Sa‘ir town, north of Hebron, causing damage to a number of them but no injuries.

In Bethlehem district, settlers threw stones at Palestinian cars at the entrance of Ar-Rashaida village, east of the city, smashing the windows of some but without casualties.

In Salfit district, another group of settlers pelted Palestinian vehicles with stones close to the entrance of Yasuf village, east of the city, shattering the windows of some, but without injuries.

In the northern West Bank, settlers, under army protection, also intercepted and attacked vehicles at the entrance of Ramin town, east of Tulkarm, as well as close to the entrance of Kafr Laqif village, east of Qalqiliya. No casualties were reported.

This wave of settler attacks followed the killing of three settlers were killed near the colonial settlement of Ariel close to Salfit city in the occupied West Bank.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed three Israeli settlers to death and seriously wounded three more near the city.

The alleged assailant, identified as 18-year-old Mohammad Morad Sami Souf, from Haris town in the Salfit governorate, then fled the scene in a vehicle and caused a car crash, before he got out and was shot dead by Israeli troops.

The stabbing came amid a spike in Israeli violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank this year.

On Monday, Israeli forces shot dead 15-year-old Fulla Rasmi al-Masalma a day before her birthday.

Israeli forces and settlers have killed 139 Palestinians, including at least 30 children, in the West Bank this year, making it the deadliest on a monthly average for Palestinians since the UN began recording fatalities in 2005.

More than 700,000 Israelis live in over 200 colonial settlements and outposts, deemed illegal under international law, across the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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