Israeli settlers injure two Palestinians, vandalize property in West Bank attacks

RAMALLAH, Thursday, May 13, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Wednesday evening injured two Palestinians and vandalized Palestinian property in a wave of attacks across the West Bank, according to local activists.

Coordinator of the Protection and Steadfastness Committee in Masafer Yatta, Fuad al-Amour, said that a group of settlers, protected by soldiers, assaulted a father and his son with sticks and stones near Ma‘in village, east of the southern West Bank city of Yatta, inflicting bruises across their bodies.

In Jerusalem district, a group of Israeli settlers sneaked their way near the entrance of Nabi Samuel village, northwest of the city, where they destroyed and torched a car wash belonging to Anas Obeid.

Settlers also torched a Palestinian vehicle and attacked vehicles with stones in the northern West Bank.

According to Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activities, said that a group of settlers set fire to a vehicle belonging to Amjad Dweikat, a resident of Rujeib village, east of Nablus city.

The assailants came from Itamar, one of the Israeli colonial settlements notorious for their hardcore fanatic community.

Settlers also hurled stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates travelling along the main traffic artery connecting the West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus.

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

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency (WAFA)

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