NABLUS, Israeli settlers Sunday evening attacked Palestinian vehicles to the south of the West Bank city of Nablus, according to witnesses.
They confirmed that settlers hurled stones at vehicles with Palestinian registration plates travelling along Nablus-Ramallah Road near al-Lubban ash-Sharqiya village, south of the city, smashing their windshields.
The assailants came from the Israeli colonial settlements of Elie and Shilo.
No injuries were reported though.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Since the signing of the Oslo Accords, Palestinians have not been able to travel freely on the Nablus-Ramallah Route, known as Route 60, which is spotted with Israeli checkpoints when the road passes from areas under Palestinian control to areas under Israeli military control.
In addition to the checkpoints, Israel has established several ‘bypass roads’, enabling Israeli traffic to bypass areas of Route 60 that passed through Palestinian jurisdiction.
Israeli severely restricts Palestinians’ freedom of movement through a complex combination of approximately 100 fixed checkpoints, flying checkpoints, settler-only roads and various other physical obstructions.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)