The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reports
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, in the early morning on Sunday, 23 November 2014, a group of settlers sneaked into Kherbet Abu Falah village, northeast of Ramallah.
They headed towards a house belonging to Huda Abdul Ghani Abdul Rahim Hamayel (54) and tried to raid it.
They broke the balcony’s window, spilled an incendiary substance inside and set fire to the balcony’s contents after throwing a tear gas canister and a sound bomb inside.
The armchairs, chairs, curtains and other furniture pieces in the balcony caught fire.
The settlers wrote on the house walls in Hebrew “Death to Arabs, avenging the blood of religious Jews”. They also drew David Star, pointing to the Jews who were killed by a Palestinian from Jerusalem in occupied Jerusalem inside a synagogue 5 days before this attack.
It should be noted that it is the first time that settlers use tear gas canisters and sound bombs in their attacks against Palestinian civilians and their property in the oPt.
Hamayel stated to a PCHR fieldworker:
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