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Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights
Stones, vandalism and arson: Settlers assault Palestinians
Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar area made their way to the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Urif, causing heavy damage to one of the houses and vehicles; at least one Palestinian was injured by IDF's use of riot control, and two Palestinians were later wounded by stones thrown by settlers at Huwara.
Violent incidents erupted between settlers and Palestinians on Saturday afternoon, as settlers who arrived to the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Urif caused heavy damage to one of the houses and property.

 

 

The area between Urif and Yitzhar is well known for the violent incidents between settlers and Palestinians. A few hours later, another incident was reported in which settlers and Palestinians hurled stones at each other in Huwara village in the Nablus area. IDF forces and the Border Police dispersed those involved. The Palestinians reported that two residents of the village were injured by stones thrown at their houses.

 

(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights
(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights

 

The Palestinians in Urif began to throw stones at the settlers who entered the village. Following the incident, an IDF unit arrived at the scene and used riot control measures towards the Palestinians, wounding at least one.

 

(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights)
(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights)

 

Later on, the settlers returned to Yitzhar and uprooted trees from Palestinian orchards, and set fire to open areas. According to the IDF, the IDF and the Border Police dispersed those involved and during the operation, the Palestinians threw firecrackers at the soldiers, which again used riot control measures. The police apprehended a suspect.

 

(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights)
(Photo: Zachariah Sadah - Rabbis for Human Rights)

 

 
(Translated and edited by N. Elias)
 
 

 

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