NABLUS, October 4, 2015 (WAFA) – At least seven Palestinians were injured with live ammunition used by the Israeli army during confrontations in the village of Urif, to the south of Nablus, on Sunday, security sources told WAFA.
The clashes erupted after Jewish extremists set fire to an agricultural land belonging to Palestinians near the village.
The wounded were identified as Khaled, Yousef, Mahmoud, Mohammad, Sultan, Aamer, and Ahmad Safadi.
The latest escalation in violence by settlers came in the aftermath of the Israeli attempts to divide al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest place, between Muslims and Jews and the recent heinous murder against Dawabsheh family in Duma, during which four-year-old Ahmad lost his mother, father and 18-month-old brother Ali in a deliberate arson attack.
Palestinian officials, including President Mahmoud Abbas, have repeatedly warned that such a move will have dire consequences on the overall political atmosphere in the region.
In the past five days, four Israeli settlers were killed in a gunfire attack near Nablus and a stabbing incident in Jerusalem.