RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Four Palestinians were injured after a group of Israeli settlers raided the village of Deir Nitham north of Ramallah on Friday.
Armed Jewish settlers entered the village and damaged dozens of cars and assaulted homes before villagers were able to respond. The villager threw rocks at the settlers, while the settlers shot live bullets at villagers and raided several houses.
Israeli forces later raided the village after the settlers and villagers clashed, but clashes continued for a period of two hours after the raid.
An Israeli military spokeswoman did not return a request for comment.
Deir Nidham is a small village completely surrounded by areas under Israeli military control.
It is located directly beside the Hallamish (Neve Zuf) Jewish settlement and is close by to Nabi Saleh, which is the site of frequent protests against the Israeli occupation.
Hallamish is built on land confiscated from the village, with fully one-third of the settlement’s territory built on land confiscated from private landowners, and the rest taken from the village’s communal lands.