NABLUS, Saturday, January 28, 2023 (WAFA) – A Palestinian was injured today and many others suffered suffocation from teargas inhalation during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in the village of Majdal Bani Fadel, to the south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, a local Palestinian activist, told WAFA that the confrontations erupted after a group of settlers raided the village and embarked on attacking the local Palestinian residents. The settlers set at least six Palestinian-owned vehicles on fire.
He said the settlers also hurled an ambulance with stones in the village, causing partial damage to it and physically attacking two paramedics who were inside the ambulance. The two were hospitalized for medical treatment.
During the confrontations that followed the settlers’ attack, the Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and teargas canisters at the local Palestinian residents, and a Palestinian was directly hit and injured by a teargas canister.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.
There are over 650,000 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.