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PA: Armed settlers enter Nablus village

June 11, 2011 9:28 P.M. (Updated: June 12, 2011 10:27 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Dozens of armed Israeli settlers on Saturday assaulted residents of Qusra village in the northern West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

PA settlement affairs official Ghassan Doughlas said settlers beat several residents at the entrance of the village, south of Nablus, and smashed the windscreen of a truck belonging to Husni Abu Reeda.

Doughlas said the settlers were from an illegal outpost Alei Ayin, which the Israeli army recently evacuated.

Settlers from the demolished outpost were suspected of torching and vandalizing a mosque near Ramallah on Tuesday.

Among anti-Arab slogans sprayed in graffiti on the walls of the mosque, vandals sprayed "Alei Ayin" and "price tag," referring to a settler policy to exact a "price" on Palestinians and their property every time the Israeli military limits settlement activity on occupied Palestinian land. The policy is meant to deter the military from acting against settlers.

In the nearby village Iraq Burin, Israeli forces sprayed tear gas and shot stun grenades at protesters in a weekly anti-settlement rally, residents said.

Locals told Ma'an that Israeli forces surrounded the village on Saturday morning to stop activists joining the protest.
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