Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian Homes, Cars in Deadly Nablus 'Pogrom'

Israeli Settlers Burn Palestinian Homes, Cars in Deadly Nablus 'Pogrom'

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli settlers burned 30 Palestinian homes and cars in Nablus, West Bank, on Sunday, with one Palestinian family inside, resulting in at least one death.

This was in response to the killing of two Israeli settlers in the town earlier that day. Palestinian health officials reported that a 37-year-old man was shot dead by Israelis during the riot, two were wounded by gunfire, another person was treated for stab wounds, a fifth had been beaten with an iron bar, and 350 others were treated for tear gas inhalation.

The attack has been described as the worst outbreak of settler violence in the area for decades. 

Palestinians responded to the attacks by throwing rocks at the rioters.

The Jewish human rights NGO B’Tselem described the attack as a “pogrom”, and the attack was widely condemned.

The recent violence has led to fears of the start of a “Third Intifada.”

Israeli forces have recently been conducting overnight raids and killings in the northern occupied West Bank, mainly in the cities of Jenin and Nablus.

Since the start of 2022, Israeli troops have killed more than 200 Palestinians, including more than 50 children, in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to the United Nations, the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the occupied West Bank this year is the highest in 16 years.

Local and international rights groups have condemned Israel’s excessive use of force and “shoot-to-kill policy” against Palestinians.

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