NABLUS, Thursday, December 22, 2022 (WAFA) – Five Palestinians sustained injuries this evening in an attack by Israeli settlers on Palestinian vehicles in the town of Huwwara, to the south of Nablus in the north of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian activist who reports on settler violence, told WAFA that a group of Israeli settlers hurled stones at vehicles and sprayed Palestinian passengers with pepper gas in the town, injuring five of them and causing damage to vehicles.
The injured were treated nearby in the town by local medics.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers illegally occupying portions of the West Bank in violation of international law and established norms prohibiting the relocation of the occupying power's civil population to the land of the occupied.