West Bank settlers burn Palestinian fields to protest eviction

Right-wing settlers furious at the Israeli army’s eviction of the so-called House of Contention in Hebron invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus Nov. 4, and set fire to fields and vehicles. Dozens were injured in Hebron as IDF troops evicted 13 families that were illegally occupying a house that belongs to a Palestinian family, enforcing an order from Israel’s supreme court. The settlers also set fire to Palestinian homes in Hebron, and several were arrested by Israeli soldiers, who used tear gas to quell the riot. (Ma’an News Agency, Dec. 4)

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