Zionist settlers continue raids into West Bank, setting homes, cars ablaze

Zionist settlers continue raids into West Bank, setting homes, cars ablaze

Hundreds of Israeli extremist settlers, protected by the regime’s forces, have raided villages near the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus for the second consecutive day, hurling stones at passing vehicles and setting homes ablaze.

The raids were carried out in the West Bank towns of Silwad and Turmus Ayya near Ramallah on Saturday, with Israeli forces closing the entrances to the towns.

Israeli troops also attacked the West Bank village of Duma to terrorize Palestinian residents.

The latest raids came a day after armed settlers set fire to homes and vehicles in the village of Al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah, killing one Palestinian and injuring dozens.

Palestine’s official news agency WAFA identified the victim as 25-year-old Jihad Abu Aliya who was shot dead after Israeli forces fired live ammunition at his home on Friday.

The agency added that around 30 other Palestinians were also injured in the attack, with several of them being arrested by Israeli police.

Marzouq Abu Naim, the Deputy Chairman of the Al-Mughayir Village Council, also said at least 1,500 settlers accompanied by the Israeli military stormed the town.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) also noted that Israeli settlers opened fire on one of its ambulances on the way to reach the wounded in the town.

The PRSC went on to say that it has dealt with at least 18 cases of injuries, one of them critical, adding that eight of the injuries were due to live ammunition fired on the residents.

Earlier on Friday, five Palestinians were injured in the village of Abu Falah, located northeast of Ramallah, after Israeli settlers set ablaze homes and vehicles there.


Source: Press TV