Settlers reportedly shoot two Palestinians, torch cars in latest West Bank attacks

A car (L) and homes allegedly torched by settlers in the northern West Bank on February 12, 2024. (Screen capture/X; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
A car (L) and homes allegedly torched by settlers in the northern West Bank on February 12, 2024. (Screen capture/X; Used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were shot and a pair of cars were torched in the latest reported incidents of settler violence in the northern West Bank.

The first incident took place in Asira al-Qibliya, with the town’s mayor Hafez Saleh telling Palestinian media that the perpetrators descended on the village from the flashpoint Yitzhar settlement and began opening fire. The 20-year-old was shot in the stomach and the 16-year-old was hit in the hand.

Both were taken to the hospital, but their conditions are not immediately known.

During the attack, a vehicle was set on fire.

In a later incident in the nearby village of Huwara, a truck belonging to a Palestinian was set on fire. The official PA Wafa news site says the car belonged to Huwara resident Abdullah Odeh and that it had been parked in front of his home.

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