Jerusalem24 – Israeli settlers today, Tuesday, attacked Palestinian vehicles near the settlement of Shavei Shomron, and closed the road between Jenin and Nablus.
According to Mayor of Sebastia, Muhammed Azem, the settlers were attacking the vehicles at a military checkpoint, causing damage to the vehicles.
He gave warnings of escalating settler violence as settlers are spreading their attacks in the area. Earlier today at dawn, Israeli settlers stormed Islamic shrines in the town of Awarta, southeast of Nablus.
According to Palestinian official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, the settlers stormed the town under the protection of the Israeli army which led to the outbreak of confrontations in the area.
He also added that Israeli forces have been imposing a closure on the archaeological area of Al-Masoudia and have deprived the owners of 12 houses who live in the area from leaving for several days.
The head of the Al-Lubban Al-Sharqiya village council, Yaqoub Owais, said that more than one hundred settlers gathered at the entrance to the village under the protection of the Israeli military; preventing Palestinians from entering or leaving.
Yesterday, Israeli settlers were attacking Palestinian vehicles with stones as they were entering Ramallah and Al-Bireh. While attacks are still ongoing against the town of Burqa, northwest of Burqa.