Rioting settlers block roads, stone Palestinians near Nablus

[ 28/02/2011 – 07:02 PM ]

 

NABLUS, (PIC)– Jewish settlers closed off roads around Nablus on Saturday morning and began stoning vehicles of Palestinians under the protection of Israeli soldiers.

Extremist Jews angered by the partial evacuation of settlers in Ramat Gilad in 2002 gathered at crossroads leading to the settlements of Yithar, Bracha and Itimar near Hawara between Nablus and Qalqilya, witnesses told our correspondent.

They were spotted pelting Palestinian commuters on roads linking the village of Jet east of Nablus and Hawara to the south amid heavy insults and armed threats.

The same morning, settlers were seen attacking Palestinian shopkeepers on Beer Sheba Street downtown Al-Khalil.

The assailants walked along the Muslim Brotherhood Street linking Tel Rumeida and Bab al-Zawiya and crossed a military checkpoint and began stoning stores owned by Palestinians as the Israeli army watched and guarded them.

Local Jewish settlers frequently attack Palestinians in the neighborhoods of Sahla, Jabir and around the sacred Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil’s Old City in order to block them from the area and take complete control.

Rioting settlers block roads, stone Palestinians near Nablus.

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