Olive groves set alight on outskirts of Palestinian town in alleged settler attack

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Video footage of fires allegedly set by extremist settlers in the Palestinian town of Burin is published by the anti-settlement group Yesh Din.

The footage shows smoke rising from olive groves on the outskirts of Burin as well as a car gutted by a still-burning fire inside the village.

According to Yesh Din, 20 settlers left the Yitzhar settlement in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, entered Burin and set fire to the agricultural land and the car, and wounded several Palestinian residents while carrying out their attack.

A police spokesperson for the northern West Bank region said she was unaware of the incident.

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