Nablus, (UNA-OIC) - Suspected Israeli settlers Thursday night torched a Palestinian home in Duma village, southeast of Nablus city, WAFA reported.
Mayor of Duma Abdul-Salam Dawabsha said that suspected Israeli settlers hurled inflammable material into a home belonging to the Dawabsha family, before they fled the scene, causing extensive material damages.
He added that members of the Dawabsha managed to put off fire in the home, located on the outskirts of the village. No casualties were reported though. Fire spread quickly and burned down one room before they were extinguished.
He blamed suspected Israeli settlers for the fresh arson attack that took place almost three years after three members of the Dawabsha family were killed in a similar attack.
On July 31, 2015, suspected settlers set fire to a family house in Duma, burning Ali Dawabsha, an infant, alive. Ali's parents, Riham, 28, and Sa'ed succumbed to their wounds weeks later. The couple's seven-year-old son Ahmad is the only remaining survivor of the attack.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers' violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
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.
All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
Source: International Islamic News Agency
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