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Israel orders residents of Zaytoun in central Gaza to evacuate
6 injured after Israeli settlers attack high school near Nablus
Published Thursday 20/02/2014 (updated) 31/03/2014 10:07
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Settlers confront Palestinians in Burin in an undated photo
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NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Six Palestinians were injured in clashes after Israeli settlers attacked a high school south of Nablus on Thursday, according to a Palestinian Authority official.

Ghassan Daghlas, a PA official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that clashes broke out after Israeli settlers attacked Burin High School.

The attack led to the subsequent intervention of dozens of villagers and Israeli forces, who fired tear gas during the clashes.

Daghlas added that dozens of Palestinian suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation, including Mohammad Thawqan, Diya Rayyan, Imad Najjar, Asim Mohammad Najjar, Walid Salim, and Ibrahim Theeb.

The injured were subsequently taken to Rafidia governmental hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "100 Palestinians ... began hurling rocks at soldiers" while they were engaged in "routine activity" in the area.

She added that soldiers used "riot dispersal" means against the protesters.

Also on Thursday afternoon, a fire bomb was thrown towards a car belonging to a settler in the area. As a result, a large number of Israeli forces arrived on scene and closed the main road temporarily.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that a "molotov cocktail" had been thrown "at an Israeli school bus" passing by on the road.

The violence comes a day after settlers hurled rocks at schoolchildren in the village and beat up a 50-year-old man in a similar attack on the village.

Burin is a frequent site of settler violence and Palestinian clashes with Israeli forces as it is located beside the notoriously violent Israeli settlement of Yitzhar.

Settlers frequently attack a number of local villages and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, according to UNOCHA, in addition to attacks on local olive trees themselves.

In 2013, there were 399 incidents of settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In the last week alone, hundreds of olive trees across the West Bank have been chopped in a number of incidents targeting Palestinian farmers' livelihoods.

Over 90 percent of investigations into settler violence by Israeli police fail to lead to an indictment.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law.
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1 ) Colin Wright / USA
20/02/2014 20:17
Looks like Spring's early. Flowers blooming, birds singing, Zionists attacking children... And if there's ever any retaliation -- 'wahh. Terrorism!'

2 ) Bashan / Ireland
20/02/2014 20:33
2 Jewish men against 18 Arabs that is as it appears in the Ma'an photo, accompanying the article.

3 ) Maureen / Australia
20/02/2014 21:26
Why isn't the Israeli military bulldozing the (illegal) homes of the squatter Zionist terrorists - because the Zionist terrorists are in league with the Israeli military?

4 ) Kathy P / USA
21/02/2014 03:16
My Grandmother always warned me... Be careful for what you wish for.. It might come true.. And it indeed has for the zionists... The children have been taught for 2 generations Their god has given them their neighbors land.. They are the superior race.. The Chosen Ones.. All others are cattle.. And they believe it with all their hearts.. Your wish has been granted.. Now you will bare the concinquences... You have my sympathy...

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
21/02/2014 07:03
'An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "100 Palestinians ... began hurling rocks at soldiers" while they were engaged in "routine activity" in the area.' To be fair, this is a reasonably accurate statement. Protecting settlers while they attack Palestinians IS a routine activity for the IDF.

6 ) ian / australia
21/02/2014 07:58
Yitzhar and its outposts are home to the most dangerous halfwits in Israel (well, Palestine, really). It's the home of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg who argued Baruch Goldstein's Hebron killing spree was a pious act observing Halachic principles (to wit: "sanctification of God's name", "saving life" (!) "revenge", "eradication of the seed of Amalek" and "war".) Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, author of "The King's Torah" ("There is a reason to kill babies...because of the future danger they may present, since

7 ) ian / australia
21/02/2014 07:59
(contd.) it is assumed that they will grow up to be evil like their parents" etc.) also lives there. It's the ideological home of the "price tag" movement: ANY perceived gain or advantage to the Palestinians will be countered by assaults and vandalism against randomly targeted Arabs! In any sane, decent place, this kind of flagrant violence, including INCITEMENT to violence and hate, would be prosecuted in the courts. Of course, the FREEDOM to hold and express unsavoury views like those of the

8 ) ian / australia
21/02/2014 08:00
(contd.) settlers of Yitzhar tutored by their demented Rabbis would be protected...BUT not their criminal ACTS! In any sane, decent place.

9 ) human / USA
22/02/2014 17:06
I personally side with Israel all the way because I am a rabid Zionist...however, if they want to start gaining support from others than maybe in some settlements should not react so violently...its like a school bully: if you fight back, then you get in trouble.

10 ) Rami / Palestine
22/02/2014 20:11
#9 If you are rabid, you might want to get some medication to clear that frothing of the mouth you're suffering from every time someone posts something about Zionists that you don't like.

11 ) Um Muhammed / France
23/02/2014 00:43
Judging by the comments, the settlers of Yithzar appear to have crossed the line to insanity. It must be all the inbreeding, caused by living in such a small community of imbeciles.
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