Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian Family’s Vehicle East of Nablus

NABLUS, September 20, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers last night opened gunfire at a Palestinian car near the village of Beit Dajan, to the east of Nablus, according to security sources.

Sources told WAFA a number of setters opened gunfire towards the car of Ammar Sarakji, a Palestinian resident of Nablus, while he was driving near Beit Dajan, along with his two daughters. None of them was injured, however.

Violence by extremist Jewish settlers is increasing rapidly. On July 31, a group of Jewish fanatics killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and seriously injured his entire family, during a predawn arson attack which targeted two homes in the village of Duma, south of Nablus. The baby’s father, Sa’ad Dawabsheh, died of his wounds at an Israeli hospital about a week later, while his mother, Riham, 27, died of her wounds over a month after the incident.

Al-Haq human right organization stated, “Attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank against members of the Palestinian population and their property are an extensive, long-term, and worsening phenomenon.”

In May 2014, the Israeli security agency Shin Bet said the price-tag hate crimes were mainly attributable to about 100 extremist youths, mostly from Yitzhar, acting on ideas associated with Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg at the community’s Od Yosef Chai yeshiva.