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Israeli settler killed, 2 injured in alleged shooting attack near illegal West Bank settlement

Nablus (QNN)- An Israeli settler was reportedly killed and two others were injured in an alleged shooting attack near the illegal settlement of Homesh, north of Nablus city in the occupied West Bank, on Thursday night, Israeli media reported.

Israeli media claimed an Israeli settler was killed while two others were injured in the alleged shooting attack near the illegal settlement of Homesh.

The reports claimed that the three settlers were shot while in their car as they left Homesh.

The two others, the reports said, sustained light injuries from broken glass and were taken to the hospital.

Following the incident, the Israeli occupation forces shut down the entrances to the city of Nablus, denying entry and exit of Palestinian vehicles and passengers.

The incident came amid a spike in settler violence against Palestinians and their properties in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The violent acts include beating, throwing stones, issuing threats, torching fields, destroying trees and crops, stealing crops, using live fire, and damaging homes and cars.

There are 280 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which are home to more than 440,000 settlers.

In 2021, there were 135 recorded incidents of stones thrown at Palestinians, up from 90 in 2019, and 250 additional violent incidents, compared to 100 in 2019.

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