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Israeli settlers attack properties near Nablus


NABLUS, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Tuesday night attacked Palestinian-owned vehicles and properties at the entrance of Burqa village, to the north of the city of Nablus, said a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that settlers hurled rocks at passing Palestinian-registered vehicles, causing damage to their windows.  

Settlers also damaged traffic signs, uprooted some trees and destroyed the door of a local pharmacy.

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.

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

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

K.T. /K.F.

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