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Israeli settlers level land near Nablus


NABLUS, Sunday, March 10, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers proceeded on Sunday to level a large tract of land in the village of Jalud, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the north of the West Bank, told WAFA that Jewish settlers who apparently came from the illegal outposts of Esh Kodesh and Ahiya levelled the land in what appeared to be a planned move.

He said the day before, Israeli forces denied access of Palestinian farmers from Jalud to the same land, which might mean that the levelling of the land was preplanned.

Meanwhile, Jewish settlers attacked with dogs Palestinian shepherds and their sheep in the northern Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, but only caused minor injuries to some of the sheep.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.



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