NABLUS, Wednesday, March 01, 2023 (WAFA) – The Israeli settler gangs who rampaged through the occupied West Bank town of Huwwara inflicted damages worth ILS 18 million, according to a municipal source.

The town mayor Mu‘in Damidi said that damages wreaked by the hundreds of settlers who attacked the town, south of Nablus, on Sunday, burning down at least 35 houses and partially damaging 40 others and torching or destroying more than 100 cars, were worth ILS 18 million (approx USD $5 million).

At least one Palestinian was killed and nearly 400 wounded in the hours-long rampage on the town as well as in the other attacks on West Bank towns and villages, south of Nablus.

This is not to mention the other losses sustained by the town residents, estimated in hundreds of thousands of shekels, as a result of the ongoing closure of their businesses and stores, Damidi added.

He pointed out that schools were still closed for three days in a row, and the gun-toting soldiers prevented the residents from using the main street.

He made this statement as Israeli forces continued to cordon off the town for the third day in a row, effectively turning it into a closed military zone and forcing its residents to close their businesses.