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Israeli extremists settlers set a house on fire in Sinjil to the north of Ramallah

Posted On: 26-03-2023 | National News , Human Rights
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 Israeli terror settlers set a Palestinian-owned house on fire early this morning in town of Sinjil, to the north of Ramallah in the central West Bank, according to local sources.

Witnesses said that the houseowner, Ahmad Maher Awashreh, 35, and his family, including children, were luckily pulled out alive after four Israeli settlers threw incendiary bottles into the house in middle of the night.

Awashreh told reporters that his children and he miraculously survived the terror attack thanks to hundreds of the local residents who rushed to the scene to save them before the fire could spread to the rest of the house.

This was the latest episode in an ongoing wave of settler terrorism targeting the vulnerable Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank.

Last night, extremist Israeli settlers pelted stones at Palestinian vehicles causing damage to some of them near the village of Deir Sharaf, to the west of Nablus, and blocked a junction in the northern Jordan Valley, according to local sources.

Israeli extremists settler violence against Palestinians and their property is commonplace in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

There are over 650,000 Israeli settlers illegally occupying portions of the West Bank in violation of international law and established norms prohibiting the relocation of the occupying power's civil population to the land of the occupied.

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