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PA: Settlers torch 3 Palestinian cars east of Nablus

Sept. 15, 2011 9:46 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 15, 2011 6:45 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers burnt 3 Palestinian cars overnight Wednesday in Beit Furik village east of Nablus, Palestinian Authority officials said.

PA settlement affairs official Ghassan Doughlas told Ma'an that settlers from Itamar set fire to three cars which were parked at the entrance to the village.

The latest attack comes amid a recent surge in settler violence in the Nablus district.

Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement attacked two Palestinians on Tuesday evening. Both victims were treated for serious injuries in Rafedia Hospital.

In September, settlers in Nablus have vandalized two mosques and an Israeli army base, uprooted olive trees and set fire to cars.

Meanwhile, news reports said two weeks ago that Israeli forces were arming settlers with tear-gas canisters, stun grenades and even trained dogs to counter potential attacks by the Palestinians.

Annual figures compiled by Israeli rights group Yesh Din have repeatedly shown that nine out of 10 Israeli police investigations of settler crimes fail to lead to a prosecution.

Some 500,000 Jewish settlers live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. There are about 2.5 million Palestinians in the same territory.

All settlements are considered illegal under international law.
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