Israeli settlers, today, attacked Palestinian residentsâ homes with stones, in the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, a local official in charge of the anti-settlement file in the northern West Bank, said that residents managed to fend off the attack; no injuries were reported.
According to BâTselem, the Israeli information center for human rights in occupied territories, âSettler violence has long since become part of Palestiniansâ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians casualties â injuries and fatalities â as well as damage to land and property.
âIn some cases, they even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks. Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources,â said BâTselem.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (email@example.com)