Cars were torched and stones were thrown at vehicles and buildings during clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the town of Huwara on Monday evening, according to Palestinian reports.
Photos from the scene showed a number of vehicles that were burnt and a number of shop windows that were hit by stones. Footage showed settlers clashing with Palestinian residents of the town and with Israeli soldiers in the area.
During the clashes, a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance was attacked and one of its windows was shattered.
At least seven Palestinians were injured amid the clashes, according to the Red Crescent.
Later in the evening, stones were also thrown at settlers who drove through the town, with four Israelis reportedly injured. The Honenu legal aid organization reported that a number of Israelis were arrested by Israeli forces at the scene.
صور | آثار اعتداءات المستوطنين على بلدة حوارة مساء الإثنين. pic.twitter.com/dK0QWQVeQr— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) March 28, 2023
Investigating the latest Huwara shooting attack
On Tuesday morning, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi arrived in Huwara as part of an investigation into the shooting attack in which two IDF soldiers were shot on Saturday night.
A heavy presence of Israeli security forces was noted in the town on Tuesday.
The violence in the town comes after three shooting attacks were carried out by Palestinian terrorists against Israelis in the town in the past month.
On Saturday night, two IDF soldiers were injured in a shooting attack in the town. The shooter behind the attack, which has been claimed by the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, is still on the run.
Last week, Israeli-American David Stern was injured in a shooting attack in Huwara. That attack came exactly three weeks after two Israelis, Yagel and Hallel Yaniv, were murdered in a shooting attack in the town.
تغطية صحفية: "لحظة اعتداء المستوطنين بحماية جنود الاحتلال وقت الافطار على اهالي بلدة حوارة جنوب نابلس". pic.twitter.com/QQqblm0ez4— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) March 27, 2023
After the attack in which the Yaniv brothers were murdered, hundreds of settlers rioted in the town and torched homes, businesses and vehicles and shot at Palestinians and Israeli journalists. One Palestinian was killed in those riots.