Settlers torch 2 Palestinian vehicles near Nablus
Published Wednesday 08/01/2014 (updated) 10/01/2014 16:37
A Palestinian man speaks on his mobile phone as he looks at his
destroyed vehicle in the village of Madama on January 8, 2014
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Settlers torched two Palestinian cars in the Nablus village of Madama on Wednesday in an apparent revenge attack after a group of settlers was held captive by villagers in Jalud a day earlier.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity, told Ma'an that a group of masked settlers exited a car by a bypass road in Madama and set fire to the vehicles.
The cars were owned by Rami Nassar and Samih al-Qit.
The attackers also sprayed "racist price tag" at the scene before fleeing.
Several signs were also found at a crossroads near Zatara village threatening Palestinians from Qusra and Jalud.
On Tuesday, villagers in the Qusra and Jalud area managed to apprehend a group of settlers who had attempted to attack them and their property, holding them for several hours in a house.
The settlers, who were from the illegal outpost of Esh Kodesh, were later transferred to Israeli security forces after the villagers called PA liaison officials.