Members of the popular Local Guards Committee, an unarmed group of residents in Huwwara town, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, managed to foil an infiltration attack, carried out by extremist illegal Israeli colonialist settlers into their town.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors Israel’s illegal colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said locals from the Guards Committee in Huwwara managed to intercept the illegal settlers infiltrating into their town.

He added that the Israeli assailants were seen trying to attack a Palestinian home at the edge of the town, before they were chased away.

The official said that the illegal colonists were apparently trying to burn a Palestinian home, but their attack was foiled before they managed to do any harm.

On July 31st, 2015, extremist settlers infiltrated the village of Douma, south of Nablus, under cover of darkness, and firebombed a home belonging to Dawabsha family.

The father Saad, 32, mother Reham, 27, and 18-month-old Ali were burned to death, while 4-year old Ahmad suffered from 3rd degree burns over most of his body.