Palestinian resdients of the village of Madama, to the south of Nablus, Friday, managed to foil an Israeli settler attack against their town, said a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli activities in the north of the occupied West Bank, told WAFA that dozens of Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli forces, attacked the village; however, their attack was foiled by the locals.

Meanwhile, clashes reportedly broke out between Israeli forces and residents at the southern part of the town. No injuries were reported.

In many cases of settler attacks against Palestinians, forces offer protection to settlers and turn a blind eye to attacks committed against locals.

Settlements are illegal under international law, as they violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits the transfer of the occupying power’s civilian population into occupied territory.

(Al Ray archive image.)