Israeli settlers attack village south of Hebron

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Illegal Israeli occupation settlers on Saturday attacked the village of al-Tuwanah, in the area of Masafer Yatta in the occupied West Bank district of Hebron, said a local source.

Fo’ad Omour, an official who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the area, told the official WAFA news agency that Jewish settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Havat Maon, escorted by an army force, stormed the village, attacked several homes and shouted profanities at local residents, who fended off the attack.

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Yesterday, residents of the nearby village of Susya thwarted a similar attack by settlers which targeted their homes in the village.

Settler violence is commonplace across the occupied West Bank, and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities as the Palestinian Authority has no jurisdiction over Israeli Jewish settlers.

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Palestinians and rights groups have repeatedly blamed Israel for fostering a culture of impunity for Jewish settlers committing acts of violence against Palestinians.