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Settlers attack Palestinian villages in Nablus, Ramallah

July 7, 2014 11:34 A.M. (Updated: July 8, 2014 10:35 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Settlers attacked Palestinian villagers in Ramallah and Nablus late Sunday and early Monday, locals said.

Witnesses told Ma'an that settlers began hurling stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling near the illegal Halamish settlement, located opposite the village of Deir Nidam.

Dozens of settlers then raided the village, but were confronted by Palestinian villagers, who threw stones and empty bottles.

Israeli forces were present at the scene and opened fire at the villagers, locals said.

On Sunday, settlers from Halamish attempted to raid the nearby Nabi Saleh village but were blocked by locals.

Meanwhile, fierce clashes broke out late Sunday between Palestinians and settlers in the Nablus village of Einabus.

Dozens of settlers from Yizhar raided raided the village and attempted to attack houses, but were chased away by villagers.

Israeli military vehicles arrived at the scene and fired tear gas canisters at Palestinian residents, lightly injuring several people.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Nearly all settler attacks go unpunished by Israeli authorities.
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