Nablus (QNN)- Extremist Israeli settlers critically injured several Palestinian residents of the village of Qaryout, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, after attacking their houses and sabotaging their properties on Thursday night.
Local sources said large numbers of extremist Israeli settlers last night violently attacked Palestinians’ houses in the village of Qaryout, critically injuring several Palestinians who were rushed to a hospital to get urgent medical treatment.
The settlers also sabotaged Palestinians’ properties after attacking and turning their houses upside-down.
Local sources said the settlers tried to kidnap one of the residents. However, the residents of the village confronted the settlers to prevent them.
There has been a sharp spike in settler violence against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The violent acts include beating, throwing stones, issuing threats, torching fields, destroying trees and crops, stealing crops, using live fire, and damaging homes and cars.
There are 280 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which are home to more than 440,000 settlers.
In 2021, there were 135 recorded incidents of stones thrown at Palestinians, up from 90 in 2019, and 250 additional violent incidents, compared to 100 in 2019.
(Source / 17.12.2021)