WorldIsraeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in northern West Bank

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in northern West Bank

AA / Ramallah

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the northern West Bank on Saturday and set agricultural land on fire.

Nimr Issa, an eyewitness from Burin village, south of Nablus, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that dozens of settlers attacked houses east of the village.

And Issa added: “Nearly 70 settlers used stones, bullets and Molotov cocktails to carry out attacks,” noting that there were people affected by tear gas canisters fired by the Israeli army.

According to the same source, the settlers set fire to the olive groves on the outskirts of the village, while the villagers gathered to repel the attack by the settlers coming from the settlement of Itamar.

The number of attacks perpetrated by settlers in the West Bank has reached 365 from the start of the year until October 4, according to data – consulted by AA – from the United Nations Office for Coordination. humanitarian affairs.

According to Israeli and Palestinian estimates, around 650,000 Israelis live in 164 settlements and 124 outposts in the West Bank, including Jerusalem.

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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