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Settlers attack village of Einabus

7th July 2014 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team | Einabus, Occupied Palestine

The village of Einabus lies approximately 10 km south of Nablus, in the northern half of the West Bank. The illegal settlement of Yizar is located just up the hill from the village.

In the evening of Monday, July 6th, ten to twelve settlers descended from the settlement and attacked a house in the village. According to witnesses, at least two of them were carrying rifles, and the rest were armed with stones. Their target was the house of an inhabitant named Saleh, who had died the previous day and whose family was in mourning. In keeping with tradition, only women and children were staying in the house, since the three day mourning period had not yet passed. 

“They came to kidnap the boys,” said a witness when asked why he thought the settlers would attack that house. “They know there are only women and children there now.”

Young men from the village were able to chase away the settlers. They called the District Coordination Office, and the army entered the village, but by that time the settlers had vanished.

Photo taken by a villager from Einabus