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Israeli settlers attack Palestinian house north of Nablus

Israeli settlers Tuesday attacked a Palestinian house in Burqa village, north of Nablus city in the northern West Bank.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement construction in the northern West Bank, said that a group of settlers stormed the site of the former colonial settlement outpost of Homesh, evacuated in 2005, and attacked a Palestinian house in Burqa, causing damages it.

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

It includes arsons of property and mosques, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

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