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Israeli settlers burn Palestinian crops in Hebron: PA

Tensions are soaring in the West Bank despite efforts by Israeli, Palestinian and US officials to calm the situation.
A man checks the destruction of parts of a house reportedly attacked by Israeli settlers, in the West Bank village of Jalud, on May 31, 2023. A 32-year-old Israeli civilian identified as Meir Tamari was shot dead on May 30 at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, medics and military officials said. (Photo by Jaafar ASHTIYEH / AFP) (Photo by JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images)

The Palestinian Authority reported more Israeli settler violence toward Palestinians on Friday as tensions simmer in the West Bank.

Israeli settlers are accused of burning crops belonging to a local Palestinian in the village of at-Tawani, south of Hebron. The settlers came from the nearby settlement of Ma’on, according to the PA’s official WAFA news agency.

WAFA also reported that settlers attacked a spring in Qaryut, south of Nablus. Israeli forces fired gas canisters at local Palestinians who confronted the settlers, according to the outlet.

The Israel Defense Forces has not commented on the incidents on its social media channels as of this writing.

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