Israeli settlers attack Palestinian vehicles with stones, injuries reported

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

A Palestinian and his son were injured today after being attacked with stones by Israeli settlers near the village of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors colonial settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said a group of settlers from the nearby settlement of Shilo, built illegally on Palestinian residents’ land attacked Palestinians vehicles with stones, injuring a man and his son and causing damages to the car.

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They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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

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"The European Union reiterates its clear position that all settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory are illegal under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the Two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace, as reaffirmed by UN Security Council Resolution 2334," said the EU spokesperson.


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