Skip to main content

Israeli settlers attack occupied West Bank towns

Israeli settlers rampaged through several Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and Wednesday, torching cars, setting farmlands on fire and vandalising homes.

A 27-year-old Palestinian, Omar Ketin, was also killed by gunfire, but it was not immediately clear if he had been shot by armed settlers or Israeli troops.

At least 34 Palestinians were wounded and at least 140 vehicles set ablaze, including an ambulance according to Palestinian officials.

Tuesday’s settler rampage occurred hours after four Israeli settlers were killed in a shooting near the illegal Israeli settlement of Eli in the central West Bank.

The attack on Israeli settlers came after Israeli forces killed at least seven Palestinians, including three teenagers, following a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin on Monday.

Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 163 Palestinians this year, including 27 children.
Middle East Eye delivers independent and unrivalled coverage and analysis of the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. To learn more about republishing this content and the associated fees, please fill out this form. More about MEE can be found here.