Dozens of Israeli settlers in the West Bank set fire to
Palestinian lands and properties and hurled stones at Palestinian
vehicles, following a deadly attack Tuesday morning in which a
Palestinian stabbed a settler to death, reported Xinhua citing
About 50 settlers from Yitzhar set fire to nearby Palestinian
lands in West Bank and hurled stones at a girls school bus,
leaving the driver wounded.
The driver was moved to Nablus hospital, but his condition is
unclear. Several girls have been lightly injured due to the
attack. Settlers have also entered the nearby villages of Urif and
Hawara setting fire to buildings and injuring another Palestinian.
Israeli security forces eventually dispersed the settlers and
arrested seven of them for the violent incidents.
A Palestinian stabbed and killed an Israeli settler at the Tapuch
junction in the West Bank early Tuesday.
According to police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld, the Palestinian
"stabbed the victim and then snatched his weapon".
He added that police forces exchanged fire with the attacker,
leaving him wounded, and then arrested him.
The military wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah
party claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of the
settler in the West Bank.
According to a statement released by the group, Al-Aqsa Martyrs
Brigades said Salama Al-Zaghl, who stabbed the Israeli settler to
death at a bus stop, was one of its members, and warned Israel
against harming him.
The killing was the first incident of its kind in the West Bank
for more than a year and a half.