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Settlers attack town of Burqa, set palm trees on fire

NABLUS, Monday, May 29, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers attacked the town of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, and set palm trees on fire, according to Ghassan Daghlas, a local official.

He told WAFA that settlers crept into the town from the illegal Homesh settlement outpost and set palm trees planted in the town cemetery on fire.

Residents confronted the settlers and forced them to leave the area as they worked to put off the fire.

Daghlas said that ever since the settlers have been allowed to return to Homesh, which was evacuated in 2005, attacks on the town have intensified and become almost daily.

A delegation of European diplomats recently visited Burqa to learn firsthand about the impact of the settlers’ return to Homesh on life in the Palestinian town.

The United States and European countries have strongly objected to the return of settlers to Homesh, considering all settlements illegal under international law.


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