Days of Palestine – Nablus
Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles in Burin town, south of Nablus city, injuring two, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, confirmed that a group of settlers pelted a number of vehicles with stones inside the village, smashing their windshields and injuring three Palestinians.
The casualties were rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.
The settlers vandalized the house of one of the town residents, causing material destruction.
Confrontations erupted as the town residents attempted to fend off the settler attack, during which three more residents sustained injuries.
The town has been the scene of frequent settler attacks, cutting down fully grown olive trees, setting fire to fields and crops, stealing the olive harvest and attacking olive harvesters and foreign volunteers.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are over 700,000 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.
The occupying state of Israel captured the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights following the 1967 war, and has since built hundreds of illegal Jewish-only settlements throughout the occupied territories.