Jewish settlers went on a rampage in a Palestinian village in the north of the occupied West Bank, today, prompting local residents to come out to defend their village, according to a local official.
Ghassan Daghlas, an official with the anti-settlement commission, said that a group from the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, a known hardcore right-wing settlement, attacked Palestinian homes in the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus.
He said, according to WAFA, that the residents came out to ward off the settlers and protect their homes and children from the Jewish extremists.
Often, Israeli soldiers who are deployed in the area do not interfere to stop the settlers, but only intervene to attack the Palestinian villagers who come out to defend and protect their homes.
(Al Ray archive image)
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.