Hundreds of armed settlers demonstrated in the Nablus area on Sunday, closing down access to roads and throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. Additional reports stated that settlers set fire to several Palestinian cars in the area.
Attacks against Palestinian cars and houses in Hebron were also reported, in the aftermath of Friday's Itamar terror attack, in which 5 members of the same family were stabbed to death. Following the funeral of the Fogel family
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According to the reports, armed residents of the West Bank settlements
Karnei Shomron and Kedumim closed the main road between Nablus and
Kalkilya and threw stones at cars near the Kfar Kadum in the Kedumim
Settlers from Yitzhar closed additional roads southwest of Nablus, the report added.
Wafa reported that settlers injured residents on the Jerusalem-Hebron
road. The news agency quoted Palestinian security sources as saying
dozens of settlers stationed on roads and town entrances threw stones
and attacked Palestinian cars and houses, injuring dozens of residents
and causing property damage.
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