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Settlers resume their attacks on flashpoint Lubban ash-Sharqiya village

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Days of Palestine – Nablus

Dozens of rampaging Israeli settler fanatics today, Sunday, attacked the village of Luban ash-Sharqiya, in the West Bank province of Nablus, and obstructed access of Palestinian children to their school in the village, according to witnesses.

Samer Eweis, mayor of the village, said scores of rampaging settlers protected by a military escort attacked the entrance of the village and harassed local Palestinian residents.

He said the attack coincided with the time the students go to their school in the morning, noting that the soldiers who accompanied the settlers in their attack denied access of hundreds of students to their schools in the village.

Soldiers also assaulted journalists who were covering the attack as well as attacked parents who gathered at the site of the attack to secure the way of their children.

This was the second attack in less than four days. On last Wednesday morning, dozens of Israeli occupation forces and settlers raided the village and attacked residents who tried to confront them.

During the attack on Wednesday, the occupation forces fired tear gas canisters and rubber-coated metal bullets directly and intensively towards the residents and students, who were heading to their school, causing around 60 cases of suffocation from teargas.

Violence and vandalism by Israeli settlers are commonplace across the occupied West Bank, and are rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities as the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Israeli settlers.

There are over 650,000 Israeli settlers living in Jewish-only colonial settlements across the West Bank in violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention which expressly bans the relocation of the occupying nation’s civilian population to the land of the occupied.
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