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Palestinians fend off settlers’ attack in Nablus-district town

 

NABLUS, Sunday, May 24, 2020 (WAFA) – The Palestinian villagers of Huwara town, south of Nablus, today fended off an Israeli settlers’ attack against their town.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlements in the northern West Bank, confirmed that a number of Israeli settlers opened fire towards a local park and attempted to ravage it, but their attack was fended off by the town residents.

The settlers came from Yitzhar, an illegal settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

K.F.

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