In a troubling incident early Tuesday morning, September 26, 2023, Israeli settlers carried out a deliberate act of vandalism by cutting several Palestinian electricity poles between the towns of Qusra and Jalud in southern Nablus.
According to prominent anti-settlement activist Fuad Hass, a group of settlers attacked the electricity network in the southern region along the road connecting Qusra and Jalud.
They managed to sever four power lines before their actions were discovered by local residents.
This attack is part of a broader trend, with the number of settler attacks in the West Bank reaching 142 incidents in August 2023.
These attacks have ranged from organized and severe assaults in the Wadi al-Seik area east of Ramallah to incidents in Nablus’ villages of Burin and Qaryut.
The city of Hebron has also witnessed an uptick in settler provocations, particularly in the town of Masafer Yatta.
Alarming statistics indicate that Israeli settlers have committed 1,614 attacks and forcibly displaced 1,100 Palestinians in the West Bank since 2022 up until last August.