Israeli settlers attacked Monday evening, January 16, 2023, Palestinian citizens’ vehicles with stones in the town of Huwwara, in the south of occupied Nablus.
The official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, Ghassan Douglas, said that settlers attacked vehicles near the Salman al-Farsi square on the outskirts of the town of Hawara, which damaged a number of them.
Douglas added that an Israeli settler tried to run over a journalist while he was covering events. In addition, the Israeli forces closed the road leading from Hawara to Qalqilya for several hours.
Settlers’ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
In 2022, Israeli settlers have carried out more than 290 attacks on Palestinians and their property in the West Bank. Among them, 230 attacks caused property damage, and 60 caused injuries to Palestinian residents, according to United Nations reports.
More than 650,000 colonial settlers were distributed among 164 illegal settlements and 124 outposts. These settlements were built on the stolen lands of occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
The West Bank and Jerusalem lands are occupied territories based on International law. AS well, all Israeli settlement-building activities there are illegal.