Video| Israeli settlers carry out night attacks on Palestinian villages

An Israeli borderguard scuffles with a Palestinian man in the Old City of Jerusalem on December 22, 2017, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Ramallah (QNN)- Under protection by the Israeli army, illegal settlers carried out night attacks on Palestinians and their properties throughout the occupied West Bank last night.

Israeli settlers attacked villages in the East of Ramallah and Bireh and attacked properties of native Palestinians. Local sources said settlers attacked houses located in the village of Beitin.

The sources added that native Palestinians confronted the settlers in the village. No injuries have been reported.

Meanwhile, other groups of settlers attacked the village of Burqa and vandalized Palestinians houses and properties.

Israeli settlers also attacked houses of Palestinians in the villages of Al Mughayyir, Kafr Malik, and the road between Ramallah and Nablus.

The attacks resulted in two injuries in Hebron, one of them was of a child. Settlers from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba attacked eastern Hebron and vandalized vehicles.

Local sources said a group of settlers attacked western Hebron, wounding Mahmoud Itmeizi (13 years old) and Muhammad Itmeizi (33 years old) from Ithna.

Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said dozens of settlers attacked Palestinians’ properties in Huwwarah after the locals of the village protested against settlement activity.

Settlers also attacked a citizen near the village of Deir Sharaf in western Nablus.

Daghlas said Israeli settlers attacked and beat Sadeq Khatatbeh from Beit Forik, wounding him. He was sent to Rfedia hospital.

He added that Israeli forces closed Za’tara military checkpoint in southern Nablus for Palestinians during the settlers’ attacks.

At least three citizens were wounded in a stone-attack by settlers in Western Nablus. Another attack was also carried out in Duma in southern Nablus.

(Source / 22.12.2020)

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