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Israeli settlers commit more arson in occupied West Bank

A Palestinian policeman uses a flap to put out a fire in an olive grove and field, which according to the local Palestinian villagers was started by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin on September 5, 2011 [Wagdi Eshtayah / ApaImages]
A Palestinian policeman uses a flap to put out a fire in an olive grove and field, which according to the local Palestinian villagers was started by settlers from a near by Jewish settlement close to the West Bank village of Burin on September 5, 2011 [Wagdi Eshtayah / ApaImages]

A group of extremist Jewish settlers have set fire to Palestinian property in the village of Jaloud on the outskirts of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Quds Press has reported.

Witnesses said that the settlers set fire to Palestinian farmland as well as a house in the area, which was severely damaged. At least 2.5 acres of wheat was also burnt. The settlers also cut down dozens of Palestinian-owned trees in the area. No fatalities were reported.

This is the latest in a series of attacks by Jewish settlers against Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

On Thursday, a Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli occupation forces after he allegedly stabbed three Jewish settlers in an illegal settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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