Israeli settlers paint racist anti-Palestinian slogans in occupied Nablus
Israeli settlers vandalised Palestinian property in the village of Einabous, south the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, reports said on Tuesday.
The settlers had slashed tires of a car in the village and painted racist slogans in the area, Ghassan Daghlas a Palestinian Authority official who monitors illegal settlement activity in the occupied West Bank told the PA’s official news agency WAFA.
Israeli forces last week began levelling land in a village in the occupied West Bank in preparation to expand a nearby illegal settlement.
Israeli forces armed with machinery invaded Einabous, last Tuesday, and began to raze lands owned by a Palestinian civilian to expand the illegal settlement of Yitzhar, which is notorious for being the largest settlement in the area.
The land was owned by Hashim Mustafa Al’an.
The village of Einabous has been targeted by settlers for arson attacks for some months pending to the expansion
51 years of illegal occupation
Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, committing various crimes against Palestinian civilians.
More than 600,000 Israeli Jews live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.
Along with stealing land, occupying Israeli forces and settlers routinely torment Palestinians.
Last week, the PA condemned a new plan to build 20,000 illegal Israeli settlement units in the occupied city of Jerusalem as a "declaration of war".
PA spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said on Thursday that the settlement plan was a crime committed by Israeli and US authorities.
"[This] is declaration of war on the existence of the city and its Arab and Islamic characteristics and an attempt to bury these distinguishing features," the agency quoted Mahmoud as saying.
He warned the move will "lead the region and the world into more conflict and violence".
On Wednesday, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinians will defeat the new settlement plan.