Israeli Settlers Firebomb Palestinian Home in West Bank
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Israeli settlers torched another Palestinian house in the occupied West Bank.
The attack was carried out during the early hours of Sunday in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Abu Falah, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) northeast of the city of Ramallah.
“At 4:00 a.m. (0200 GMT), settlers came and threw molotov cocktails at a house which partly burned down,” said Masud Abu Mura, the governor of the village.
Abu Mura said that four women, who were inside the house at the time, escaped unharmed.
The assailants also sprayed “Death to Arabs” in Hebrew on a wall near the house.
Israeli police also confirmed the so-called price tag attack, saying an investigation has been launched into the incident, Press TV reported.
A mosque in a nearby village suffered extensive damage in an arson attack this month.
Israeli settlers regularly launch “price tag” attacks against Palestinians.
The price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.
Much of the international community regards the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were captured by Israel in a war in 1967 and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied land.