Palestinians: Settlers rampaging in West Bank town, burning dozens of vehicles

Israeli soldiers and settlers at the entrance to the West Bank town of Turmus Aya, June 21, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
Israeli soldiers and settlers at the entrance to the West Bank town of Turmus Aya, June 21, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

Palestinians say that settlers are rampaging through the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya, setting fire to dozens of cars and homes.

Footage posted to social media from the town north of Ramallah shows cars and homes ablaze.

There is no immediate comment from the Israeli army, which has troops stationed around the town.

Troops are seen trying to eject settlers as black smoke rises above the town.

The rioting comes after settler vigilantes tore through several Palestinian towns in the West Bank last night following a deadly shooting attack on a nearby settlement, setting cars and fields on fire, vandalizing homes and terrorizing residents in a grim repeat of an incident some termed a pogrom earlier this year, after another deadly Palestinian shooting attack.

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