Israeli settlers attack south of Nablus, injure Palestinian

Days of Palestine - Nablus

A Palestinian young man was Friday overnight left with bruises and cuts after being attacked by Israeli settlers near Duma village, south of the west Bank city of Nablus, said a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction in the northern West Bank, confirmed that Mohammad Abdul-Hafiz al-Rabi', 28, sustained bruises and cuts across his body after a number of settlers attacked him near Duma.

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Al-Rabi', a resident of Qira village, northeast of Salfit city, was rushed to a hospital in Nablus city for treatment.

Duma village is where an arson attack by Jewish settlers on July 31, 2015 resulted in the death of three members of a Dawabsheh family, including 18-month-old Ali, who was burned alive in the fire, while both his parents died from suffocation.

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Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settlers' violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are almost 834,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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