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Israel settlers attack Palestinian houses, attempt to burn mosque in Hebron

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A group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian residents of the southern occupied West Bank village of Al-Tiwani, and attempted to set fire to the village’s mosque, according to locals.

Locals from Al-Tiwani, located in the South Hebron Hills, told Ma’an that a group of 30 settlers from the Maon and Havat Maon settlements raided the village under the protection of Israeli soldiers.

Settlers reportedly threw rocks at Palestinians and their homes, and attempted to set fire to the village mosque, but were stopped by locals.

Jumaa Ribai, a resident of Al-Tiwani, told Ma’an that “yesterday the settlers broke my car and threw stones at my house, and today they are renewing their attack on the village and residents.”

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

Read: Settlers attack Palestinians while Israeli soldiers stand by, watch

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