Israeli settlers attack Palestinian vehicles

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian vehicles travelling along the Jenin-Nablus Road, close to Silat Ad-Dahr town, south of Jenin city, according to local sources.

They confirmed that a group of settlers hurled stones and empty bottles at Palestinian vehicles travelling along the Nablus-Jenin Road, also known as Road 60, smashing the windshields of four vehicles.

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

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

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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The number of settlers has almost tripled since the Oslo Accords of 1993, when settlers’ number estimated 252,000. Illegal colonial settlements have leapt from 144 to 515 in that time.

Israel’s nation-state law that passed last July stated that building and strengthening the colonial settlements is a “national interest.”

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