Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes in Nablus-area village


Israeli settlers attacked today Palestinian residents’ homes in the village of Burin, south of Nablus, according to a local official. Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of the settlements file in the northern West Bank, said more than 30 settlers residing in nearby illegal West Bank settlements built on Palestinian land, attacked residents’ homes in the village of Burin but were confronted by the village residents who were able to fend them off. Clashes reportedly broke out between the village residents and Israeli soldiers who provided settlers with protection. A local resident was reportedly struck with a rock and injured during the clashes. Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.