Palestinian protesters use slings to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom, near the West Bank city of Nablus October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman Palestinian protesters use slings to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom, near the West Bank city of Nablus October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli occupation forces seize land from village in Nablus

By: MENA
Sun, Sep. 8, 2019
RAMALLAH - 8 September 2019: Israeli occupation forces on Sunday seized 100 square kilometers of land in a village in southern Nablus and other areas in Ramallah.

The move is aimed at expanding the construction of settlements in the seized areas.

Meanwhile, extremist Jewish settlers earlier today partially destroyed three Palestinian vehicles after raiding the village of Asira al-Qiblia, south of Nablus in the West Bank, local sources said.

Hafez Saleh, head of Asira al-Qiblia village council, said extremist settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yitzhar surreptitiously entered the village at about 5:00 am local time and destroyed the three vehicles, which belong to local Palestinian villagers.

He said the attack was carried out in the full sight of Israeli soldiers who were present at a nearby military outpost.

The settlement of Yitzhar is notorious for its hardcore Jewish settler community who in the past committed several violent acts against Palestinians and their property, including arson operations, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Settler vandalism of Palestinian property in the occupied territories is almost a daily occurrence, and attacks by settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.
 
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