Israeli settlers attacked today evening Palestinian construction workers at the entrance of the village of burqa to the north of Nablus, the occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the northern West Bank, told WAFA settlers snuck into the village and attacked construction workers with stones. They further fired randomly near the village entrance before the village residents intervened to fend off their attack, leading to clashes. No injuries were reported.
Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem said: “Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property.”
“In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort or even join in the attacks. Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources,” added B’Tselem.