RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli settlers on Wednesday evening attempted to burn down a house in the village of al-Mughayyir east of Ramallah, but were prevented by doing so by local villagers.
The attempted arson comes only a week after settlers attacked the village and burned down a mosque, in an incident that sparked widespread Palestinian fury.
On Wednesday, dozens of settlers approached a house on the outskirts of the village when they were spotted by villagers who started throwing rocks at them.
Settlers were forced to retreat to their nearby settlement under the protection of Israeli soldiers as a result, and no injuries were reported.
Al-Mughayyir, also known as Maghayer al-Dir, is located in a zone surrounded by areas under Israeli military control near the twin Jewish settlements of Maale Mikhmas and Mitzpe Danny.