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Settlers 'try to torch Nablus home'

Aug. 21, 2012 3:03 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 4:56 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- A group of Jewish settlers tried to set fire to a Palestinian home near Nablus early Tuesday morning, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Settlers from the Hafad Gilad illegal outpost attacked Farid Tawil's home in Farata village, said Ghassan Doughlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank.

They tried to set fire to Tawil's home, which is at the entrance to the village, but Tawil and his family woke up and manage to stop them, Doughlas added.

On Thursday, five Palestinians were seriously injured when settlers hurled a firebomb at their car near Bethlehem. Two four-year-old children suffered first-degree burns in the incident, which Israel's vice-premier Moshe Yaalaon described as "an act of terrorism."

Settlers are rarely prosecuted for acts of violence against Palestinians.
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