“Israeli settlers set fire to wheat crops in Nablus district town” – – IMEMC News

NABLUS, Thursday, June 9, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers set fire to wheat crops in the town of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, today, according to a local activist.

Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, said a group of settlers set fire to wheat crops belonging to farmers in the town.

He added that firefighters rushed to the scene and managed to put out the blaze with the help of villagers while warning of intensive settler attacks, especially in the Nablus countryside, amid attempts to create new colonial outposts.

Two days ago, Israeli soldiers and officers of the so-called “Civil Administration” prevented Palestinians from working on their land in the village, allegedly because it was classified as Area C.

The village has been the scene of frequent attacks by the Israeli army and settlers, including the facility makeshift houses on villagers’ lands as a means of expanding settlement, tackle farmers on their way to their olive groves, blockage agricultural roads, Upgrade land and portion stop construction orders.

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

It includes burning property and mosques, throwing stones, uprooting crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

The number of settlers living in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law has risen to over 700,000 and settlement expansion has tripled since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Israel’s Nation-State Law, passed in July 2018, enshrines Jewish supremacy and declares the building and strengthening of colonial settlements a “national interest”.


Daniel E. Murphy