Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- A group of extremist Israeli settlers at dawn of Monday attacked Palestinian-owned houses and vehicles in the village of Urif, South of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, causing damage to properties.
Local sources said a group of Israeli fanatics sneaked into the Urif village during the early morning hours of Monday and attacked Palestinians houses by stone-throwing them, smashing windows of the houses.
The settlers also vandalized Palestinian vehicles parking outside the houses, slashed their tires and smashed windshields of a vehicle.
The settlers apparently came from the settlement of Yitzhar, an illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinian land.
Urif is a village 13 km (8 miles) located south of Nablus. Yitzhar settlement is located about 500 (1640 feet) meters to the north of the village.
Yitzhar is widely known as a hotbed of Israeli settler violence against Palestinians. The illegal settlement was founded in 1983 as a military outpost that soon turned into a civilian settlement.
Nearby Palestinian villages previously used the land for agricultural purposes, and Palestinian villagers are frequently targeted with violence by Yitzhar settlers. The Od Yosef Chai yeshiva is based in Yitzhar and is known for encouraging its students to perpetrate violence against Palestinians. The yeshiva was previously located in Nablus until it moved to Yitzhar in 2000 during the Second Intifada.
Israeli settlers commit violence against Palestinians and their property daily throughout the West Bank.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention.
(Source / 22.11.2021)