Palestinian reports: 6 wounded, car set on fire in settler attack on West Bank village of Burqa

Six people have been hurt in clashes in an alleged settler attack on the Palestinian village of Burqa, near Ramallah, according to Palestinian reports.

Video posted on X, formerly Twitter, shows a car on fire that was allegedly ignited by settlers during the raid.

Palestinian official news agency Wafa reports that medics at the Palestine Medical Complex are treating six people with bullet wounds who were shot during the alleged attack by settlers.

Wafa quotes local official Sayel Kanaan as saying that settlers attacked the village from both the north and the west, setting fire to a sheep barn and attempting to ignite a house in the Palestinian village.

The official charges that Israeli troops stormed the village to provide cover for the settlers, and prevented Palestinian security forces from accessing the area.

The reports come amid a spike in settler violence in the West Bank over the past week after the body of 14-year-old Benjamin Achimeir was found last weekend after he had gone missing. Security forces said the Israeli teen had been murdered in a terror attack.

Following the discovery of Achimeir’s body, Jewish settlers entered the village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah, and set houses and cars ablaze. Palestinian medics said one man was killed and 25 others were injured in the rampage.

Violent incidents continued throughout the week with another two Palestinians killed in a confrontation with settlers on Monday evening. Palestinian authorities and the IDF said the two victims had been shot by settlers.

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