Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked Sunday night Palestinian vehicles and terrorized civilians at roads and junctions east of the city of Hebron, in the south of the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses and local sources.
They said groups of Israeli settler extremists from the settlements of Kiryat Arba, Harsina and Havat Gal attacked many vehicles and pelted stones at some of them in the presence of Israeli soldiers, causing damage to many of them. No injuries were reported.
In the north of the West Bank, confrontations broke out between the Israeli army and local Palestinian residents who foiled an attack on the village of Hares, in the Salfit province, during which four local Palestinians were injured rubber-coated rounds fired at them by the soldiers.
Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are over 600,000 Israeli settlers illegally occupying portions of the West Bank in violation of international law and established norms prohibiting the relocation of the occupying power’s civil population to the land of the occupied.