Settlers allegedly set fire to Palestinian shops, cars, olive groves, and other property in the village of Deir Sharf in the northern West Bank, following the fatal terror shooting of an Israeli in the same area earlier on Thursday.
Videos posted on social media, including by the B’Tselem organization as well as Israeli and Palestinian activists, show plumes of smoke rising from numerous places in the town.
Video footage posted by activists also shows Palestinian olive groves set ablaze, allegedly by settlers, near Jit Junction several kilometers away from the site of the terror attack.
תיעוד: מתנחלים מציתים חנויות ומכוניות בכניסה לכפר דיר שרף באזור שכם, התיעוד מלפני שעה קלה pic.twitter.com/2YUVb7UMCa
— B'Tselem בצלם بتسيلم (@btselem) November 2, 2023
Settler activists also block a key road leading into the Palestinian city of Nablus in protest of what they said was the army’s refusal to lock down the city in the wake of the terror shooting attack.
The activists, including several rabbis, clashed with Border Police who came to disperse the demonstration.
According to the police, three Israelis were arrested at the site on suspicion of arson and disturbing public order.