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Palestinian injured as Israeli settlers clash with resident in West Bank city of Nablus

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)
Palestinian protestors burn tires during a demonstration against the Israeli outpost of Eviatar in the town of Beita, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, August 8, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

A group of armed extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli troops have assaulted and injured a Palestinian young man in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources reported the incident took place near an Israeli outpost in the town of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, on Sunday evening.

The settlers pepper-sprayed and physically assaulted the young man and shot him in the leg.

Clashes ensued when locals took to the scene and confronted the Israeli gang.

Acts of sabotage by extremist Jewish settlers are a daily occurrence throughout the West Bank.

In July, Israeli human rights group B'Tselem released two videos showing armed Israeli settlers and masked Zionists fatally shooting Palestinians who did not pose any danger to them, with the regime’s soldiers standing idly by.

Back in April, UN human rights experts warned that settler violence was predominantly ideologically motivated and primarily designed to take over land but also to intimidate and terrorize Palestinians.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency and Ambulance Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said at least five Palestinians had been injured on Sunday evening, when Israeli forces clashed with demonstrators at an anti-land-grab rally south of Nablus.

Israeli settlers are seeking to establish a new outpost in an Israeli military camp erected on Palestinian land in the area. 

The residents of Beita and the surrounding villages have been holding weekly demonstrations to protest the construction of the new settlement of Givat Eviatar. 

The Israeli regime has also seized land belonging to the villagers of Beita, Huwarra, and Za’tara for a new settler-only bypass road.

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