State of Palestine: Violence in Huwara, Westbank
Created: 16/03/2023 +


Since 26 February 2023, there has been an increase in violence against Palestinian citizens in Huwara, a Palestinian town located in Nablus governorate, northern West Bank. On 26 February, more than 400 Israeli settlers stormed Huwara and three surrounding villages, vandalising and torching 75 houses and more than 100 cars of Palestinian residents in what has been described as a ‘pogrom’ by an Israeli commander overseeing the West Bank. The attacks came after a Palestinian killed two Israeli settlers in a nearby settlement earlier in the day, which itself was seen as a form of retaliation for an Israeli military raid in Nablus on 22 February that killed 11 Palestinians.