Israel imposes curfew on West Bank town of Nablus

Published May 5th, 2015 - 09:52 GMT
Israeli forces imposed a curfew on the Palestinian village of Huwwara south of Nablus in the northern West Bank overnight Monday after a fire bomb was hurled at a bus of Israeli settlers on a main road near the village.
 
Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that following the fire bomb attack, Israeli forces ransacked Palestinian shops and wedding halls near the road, firing dozens of flares into the sky.

Local sources said fire broke in the outer part of the bus during the attack, but no casualties were reported. 
 
An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an she had no immediate information but would look into the incident.

Israeli forces also stormed the nearby village of Einabus and arrested a barber from his shop. The barber was identified as Ayham Harbi by locals, who said he was taken to a military base near Huwwara.
 
Huwarra is one of many villages in the area that encounter ongoing tensions with Israeli settlers, as several illegal Jewish-only settlements skirt the area surrounding Nablus, often built on local Palestinians' land.
 

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