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Israeli settlers set 2 Palestinian cars on fire south of Nablus


Israeli settlers on Friday set two Palestinian vehicles on fire in Urief village, south of the West Bank city of Nablus.

A group of Israeli settlers raided the village early on Friday and set fire to the two vehicles belonging to Ziad Abdul-Aziz Omar Shihadeh. They spray-painted threatening graffiti messages and the star of David on a wall before leaving the area.

The settlers reportedly came from Yitzhar, an illegal settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews, south of Nablus.

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. The violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable households, among others.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

Source: International Islamic News Agency