Settlers enter Nablus village, 5 Palestinians detained
Published Wednesday 06/06/2012 (updated) 07/06/2012 17:12
Israeli forces detained five Palestinians in Khirbet Tana after clashes with
settlers on Tuesday night. (MaanImages/File)
NABLUS (Ma’an) -- Israeli settlers stormed a northern West Bank village Tuesday night, assaulting a Palestinian man and damaging his car, a local official told Ma'an.
Dozens of settlers entered Khirbet Tana, east of Nablus and beat Muatasim Nidal Abu Heit after breaking his car windshield, PA official Ghassan Daghlas said.
An Israeli army spokesman said a fire had broken out in the area and the security guard of Gvaot Olam outpost brought a team to extinguish it, after which Palestinians attacked the guard with clubs. The incident passed without injuries, he said.
Israeli forces arrived at the scene and detained five Palestinians, the spokesman added. Daghlas named three of those detained as Yousif Fayiq Hanani, Fayiz Fursan Hanani and Afif Hanani.
Separately, locals told Ma'an that Israeli settlers gathered near Eli settlement between Nablus and Ramallah on Tuesday night, to protest as Israeli forces prepare to relocate a settlement outpost near Beit El.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got legal approval on Wednesday for his plan to remove five settler buildings erected on private Palestinian land in the Ulpana outpost.