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Around 500 settlers attack villages east of Qalqilia


QALQILIA, January 10, 2018 (WAFA) – A group of around 500 Israeli settlers Wednesday attacked two villages east of Qalqilia, said eyewitnesses.  

According to residents of the Jit and Farata villages, a large group estimated at around 500 settlers from nearby settlements attempted to forcefully enter the two villages and attack its residents, but were chased off by the local men and youth.

Head of the Ambulance and Emergency unit in Qalqilia Munther Nazzal told WAFA that ambulance crews rushed to the area to treat a woman who suffered a panic attack in the village of Farta following the incident.

Israeli forces are currently stationed at the entrance to Jit.  

This comes after an Israeli settler was shot dead on Tuesday night on a main road outside the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Gilad located near Nablus.

Israeli forces carried out wide-scale raids in the city of Nablus and nearby villages in the north in response to the fatal shooting.


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