Israeli settlers attack vehicle north of Ramallah; Palestinian woman injured

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Israeli settlers Tuesday dawn injured a Palestinian woman as they attacked her vehicle near Turmus Ayya town, northeast of Ramallah, according to an activist.

Nayef Ewais said that a group comprising over ten settlers intercepted and hurled stones toward a Palestinian vehicle traveling along Road 60 connecting the West Bank district of Ramallah to that of Nablus, close to the entrance of the illegal colonial settlement of Shilo, injuring the driver’s wife in her neck and smashing most of the windshields.

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The casualty, identified as a resident of Al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, was rushed to a medical center in Turmus Ayya for urgent treatment.

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

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It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads, and various other physical obstructions.

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