After Israelis were killed, settlers rampaged through West Bank settlements.
When two settlers were killed by a Palestinian shooter, Israeli settlers stormed Palestinian villages in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Overnight fighting near Nablus left one Palestinian man dead and more than 100 others hurt, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
According to a local official, dozens of automobiles and residences were also set on fire.
It came after the highway murders of two Israelis, brothers from a nearby settlement.
The Israeli military announced that it had sent additional forces and that it was still looking for the Palestinian who shot Hillel Yaniv, 22, and Yagel Yaniv, 20.
At a summit in Jordan earlier on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian officials vowed to defuse tensions.
A big group of Israeli settlers entered the village of Hawara, located approximately 4 miles (6 km) south of Nablus, in videos that were broadcast hours after the summit concluded. They lit fires and threw stones as they entered the community.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who oversees settlement monitoring in the Nablus region, reported to the Palestinian Wafa news agency that 30 homes had been burned down or damaged by stones, and 15 vehicles had been set ablaze.
According to him, settlers also burned down a house and a water tank in Asira al-Qabaliyya, as well as a barn, three cars, and a house in the neighboring Burin.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, Sameh Aqtash, 37, passed away after being shot in the stomach during a settlers’ attack in Zaatara.
Israeli authority over this region of the West Bank is total, and Palestinians have criticized Israeli security personnel for failing to protect them.
According to Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, “the terrorist acts carried out by Israeli settlers, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces,” are entirely the responsibility of the Israeli government.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, pleaded for peace and encouraged settlers to refrain from violence so that the Israeli military and security agencies could concentrate on apprehending the shooter who killed the two Jews.
In a video statement, he pleaded with people not to use the law when the situation was tense and the blood was boiling.
Israeli forces are positioned at the scene of an attack that killed two Israeli settlers in Hawara, in the occupied West Bank (26 February 2023)
The Palestinian rammed the Israeli brothers’ car while they were travelling through Hawara, then shot them.
To “seek retribution” for the fatal attack on the brothers, who resided in the town of Har Bracha, 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) south of Nablus, settlers had called for a march to Hawara.
As a Palestinian guy rammed the two men’s car and subsequently opened fire on them both many times, they were traveling through Hawara.
Although no Palestinian terrorist group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, the shooter was apparently sporting a shirt bearing the logo of the Lions’ Den, a Nablus-based organization.
Last Wednesday, members of the gang were the target of an Israeli raid in Nablus that claimed the lives of 11 Palestinians, including a number of civilians. This operation has been the deadliest in the West Bank since 2005.
In an effort to stop the recent wave of violent attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, Israeli police have been conducting waves of search, arrest, and intelligence collecting operations in Nablus and the adjoining city of Jenin.
Almost 60 Palestinians, including militants and civilians, have been killed by Israeli forces since the year’s beginning. On the Israeli side, 13 people—all civilians with the exception of a paramilitary police officer—have been murdered in attacks.