West Bank (The Inside Palestine)- Israeli settlers on Saturday evening attacked Palestinian vehicles near the illegal settlement of “Efrat”, built on vast swathes of occupied Palestinian land in the south of the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Local sources reported that Israeli settlers hurled rocks at Palestinian vehicles travelling near the illegal settlement of “Efrat”, damaging the windows of a number of them.
Israeli settler attacks have recently spiked in the northern occupied West Bank, particularly in the villages on the outskirts of Nablus and Salfit that are surrounded by illegal settlements and settler outposts.
Established in 1983 around 12 kilometers to the south of Jerusalem between Bethlehem, the illegal settlement of “Efrat” swallowed up more than 6,000 dunums of the lands of Artas and Al-Khader villages.
Illegal settlement construction in Bethlehem dates back to the 1960s with the establishment of the first illegal settlement of “Gush Etzion” after the 1967 Naksa (setback).