A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Awarta village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and wrote racist graffiti on the walls of several homes.Ghassan Douglas, in charge of the Settlements File at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that a number of extremist settlers living in Itamar illegal settlement, wrote the graffiti on several home walls, and fled the scene after the residents noticed them.

Douglas added that the settlers also attempted to torch two cars at the eastern entrance of the town.

The settlers spilled fuel on the two vehicles but fled the scene after the residents saw them trying to burn the cars. The two cars belong to residents Nidal and Eyad Qawareeq.

Attacks carried out by extremist settlers against the Palestinians have been sharply escalating, targeting Palestinian civilians, orchards and farmlands, homes and property, in addition to defacing , vandalizing and torching several mosques and churches.

Several were also carried out against Israeli peace groups and leftist organizations, especially settlement watchdog groups and human rights organizations in the country.