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Settlers attack Burin village, fires spread
Published Friday 30/07/2010 (updated) 31/07/2010 16:32
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Nablus – Ma’an – Dozens of Israeli settlers attacked a village south of the West Bank city of Nablus and set fire to village land on Friday, reports said.

Ghassan Doughlas, a Palestinian Authority settlement affairs officer who monitors the northern West Bank, said residents of the illegal Bracha settlement raided Burin village, broke into a home which is under construction and tried to demolish it, and started a fire on the village’s eastern side, in the As-Seb mountain area.

Israeli soldiers intervened in the ensuing clashes, firing tear gas and sound bombs at villagers.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers saw a gathering of Palestinians close to the Bracha settlement, and attempted to disperse the crowd, adding that tear gas and sound grenades were fired when Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli forces. She was not familiar with any fires in the area.

Settlers, angry at their government’s demolition of a structure they had built on an illegal outpost, have launched several attacks on the village of Burin this week.

On Monday morning, armed settlers raided the village and opened fire on villagers and set fire to village land. Four settlers and two Palestinians were injured in the ensuing clashes.

The nearby Huwwara checkpoint was closed due to rioting and Palestinian drivers reported that their windscreens were shattered as settlers, stationed in surrounding hills, threw rocks at Palestinian cars.

On Monday evening, settlers set fire to village land again, destroying more olive trees.

Settler leader Gershon Mesika blamed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the "despicable" act of tearing down the structure. "This house will be built again," he said, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz.
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1 ) Deir Yassin / France
30/07/2010 20:19
Lunatics, complete lunatics. The Taliban are rational people compared to those Jewish 'illuminati'. Hopefully they will turn their violence upon their secular Jewish countrymen one of those days. Burning down Palestine shows that they don't give a shit about the land.

2 ) Anne O'Nimmus / UK
31/07/2010 01:36
This is an illegal settlement even according to the Israelis, so why can they not deal with it as efficiently as they can destroy Bedouin villages in Israel?
Maybe these hate-filled settlers should be called "Talmudim" to compare them with the "Taliban".

3 ) Premedic / Sweden
31/07/2010 06:27
Jewish terrorists.. Wonder why those opposing terrorism have an anti-arab hangup when it's their own country fellows and friends that are the real terror mongers..

4 ) Niva dos Santos / Brazil
31/07/2010 07:04
The Zionterrorism expand! DY, for France, you are right man - soon the zionscanibals gonna eat each other!! I will sit and watch with a big popcorn bag and cold beer!!!

5 ) Nour / One-State
31/07/2010 08:14
MAAN, I suggest you refer to these hoodlums as Jewish terrorists. I have seen what they did near Hebron to a peasant yesterday and it can be categorized as TERRORISM: broken bones (they had shot him in 2001), burned his private fields, and uprooted his trees, which are his living. The Jewish terrorist movement is an extension of "PLAN DALET" and a front for the official Israeli policy itself, they do the dirty work on its behalf. Please call a spade a spade, many thanks.

6 ) Deir Yassin / France
31/07/2010 12:52
# Anne) "Talmudim" is just perfect. Thanks a lot, I will start using it right away. "Judeofascists" will serve to the ordinary Likudniks. How do you say 'Talmudim' in singular ??
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