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“Price Tag” colonists torch car and write hatred inciting slogans in ‘Urif/ Nablus governorate


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“Price Tag” colonists torch  car and write hatred inciting slogans in ‘Urif/ Nablus governorate

Violation: torching a car and writing hatred inciting slogans.

Location: ‘Urif/ Nablus governorate

Date: November 14 – 2018.

Perpetrator: “Price Tag” gangsters.

Victims: villagers of ‘Urif town.

Description: In November 14,  (7) fanatic colonists sneaked into ‘Urif town , reached the eastern quarter about 500 meters away from “Yizhar” settlement and torched a car belong to citizen Mahfouth Shhadeh (Scoda Fabia 2004), and wrote hatred inciting slogans on his family home walls before they left the town.

Adel Al-Amer from Urif rural council told LRC observer:

“ “Price tag” gangsters live in several colonies, they carried several assaults against Urif town, in 17/04/2018 they cut trees, in 28/6/2018 they ruined tires of 2 cars and wrote hatred inciting slogans on walls, in 13/7/2018 they torched two cars in the town.”

He added:

 “Palestinian communities are continuously targeted by fanatic colonists who torch, cut and sometimes steal trees, Other than shooting farmers or breaking into their homes, despite the several charges to the Israeli side, they did not do anything, In the contrary, the Israeli occupation army protect settlers while they carry out assaults against Palestinians”.

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About 12 km south west Nablus, ‘Urif is inhabited by 3624 people in 2017 census. The village has an area of 4069 dunums , 319 of them are a built up area. ‘Urif is surrounded by ‘Asira al Qibliya (north) , Jamma’in (west) , Huwwara (east) , Yizhar settlement is built over parts of Huwwara lands, Jamma’in and Einabus  (south).

“Yizhar” illegal colony devoured 64 dunums of the town’s land, the colony was established in 1981 and inhabited by 440 colonists.

Oslo Accords divided the lands of Urif as follows:

  • 3,083 dunums are classified as area B
  • 981 dunums are classified as area C


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