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Israeli settlers injure three Palestinians in West Bank: Medical sources

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israeli settlers, backed by army soldiers, throw stones at Palestinians. (File photo)

Israeli settlers have attacked Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, injuring three people, medical sources say.

The incident happened on Tuesday evening after a group of Israeli extremists threw stones at a Palestinian car in the city of Jenin, according to Palestinian medical sources.

The Palestinians were returning from a mourning ceremony held for the mother of a toddler, who died in a July arson attack by Israeli settlers on his home in the West Bank.

Riham Dawabsheh, the mother of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler, Ali Sa'ad Dawabsha, succumbed to her injuries on September 5 after spending more than five weeks on life support at a hospital in the southern city of Beersheba in the occupied territories.

The Palestinian woman had third-degree burns on 90 percent of her body.

Her 32-year-old husband, Sa’ad Dawabsheh, also died at the same hospital on August 8. He had been left with second-degree burns over more than 80 percent of his body.

Israeli settlers have, in recent years, carried out various attacks, including arson, on Palestinian property in the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.

Much of the international community regards the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were occupied by Israel and are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.

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