Israeli settlers torch vehicles, scrawl hate graffiti in Nablus

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Fri, 22 Nov 2019 - 01:26 GMT

A Palestinian sits next to a vehicle that was set on fire in the southern Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian sits next to a vehicle that was set on fire in the southern Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

RAMALLAH - 22 Novemebr 2019: Israeli settlers torched overnight several Palestinian vehicles and scrawled hate graffiti in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, said a settlement watchdog.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli colonial settlement construction in northern West Bank, said a group of settlers sneaked their way into Majdal Bani Fadel and Qabalan villages, where they torched several vehicles and scrawled anti-Palestinian hate graffiti, state news agency WAFA reported Friday.

Settlers also sneaked their way to Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus city, where they vandalized a villager’s house and set his vehicle on fire.

Many Palestinian activists and rights groups have repeatedly blamed Israel for fostering a “culture of impunity” for Jewish settlers committing violent acts against Palestinians.

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

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