November 14, 2013
At least five Palestinian children have suffocated after Israeli settlers burned down their house in a village, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Palestine News Network (PNN) reported on Thursday that the incident took place when a group of settlers attacked the house of the Palestinian villagers, breaking its windows and setting it on fire.
The settlers also wrote racist words on the walls.
The report added that three other adults suffered injuries in the brutal incident.
Such attacks are common across the occupied West Bank as Israeli settlers have on numerous occasions desecrated mosques and vandalized Palestinian cemeteries.
Israeli troops usually refuse to intervene to prevent such acts of aggression.