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Israeli settlers burn two vehicles, vow revenge in Ramallah

Palestinians inspect the remains of a vehicle after it was set on fire by Israeli settlers in Ramallah, West Bank on 9 August 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli settlers set fire yesterday to two Palestinian vehicles and painted racist-vengeance slogans on the walls of the local homes in Ramallah's northern town of Umm Safa.

The head of the village's council, Marwan Sabah, told Quds Press that a group of settlers attacked the town in the early hours of yesterday morning and burned two vehicles belonging to local residents of the village.

Sabah added that the Jewish settlers also painted slogans vowing revenge from the town's residents, following the killing of three of them in the Helmish illegal settlement, which border the Palestinian town in the north of Ramallah.

Over the last period, Israeli settlers of the illegal Helmish and Ateret settlements carried out several attacks against the Palestinian properties in the village, he noted.

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Violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces also broke out today in Ramallah's northern village of Kubber after the forces brutally stormed the town amid heavy fire of rubber bullets and tear gas bombs.

According to locals, a young Palestinian was hit by a rubber bullet during the clashes while two relatives of a Palestinian prisoner were detained. The town's entrance was also closed.

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