Palestinians reported Sunday that settlers attacked a home in the West Bank village of Khirbat Abu Fallah, setting it on fire and spraying racist graffiti including 'Death to the Arabs' on the walls.
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Nobody was hurt in the incident, but a building was heavily damaged, according to the report.
The Civil Administration sent representatives to the village, north of Ramallah, to investigate.
Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian who monitors settler activities in the northern West Bank, said that several family members were at home when firebombs were thrown at their building, sparking flames. "Luckily, the women were able to wake up and leave the house and call neighbors for help," said Daghlas. "The residents managed to control the fire but the house was heavily damaged.
Daghlas said it was clear that the attack has been carried out by Israelis because the accompanying graffiti was written in Hebrew.
On Thursday night, four girls from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar were arrested in Jerusalem on suspicion of spraying Arabs in the capital with tear gas.
In the first incident, a Palestinian taxi driver reported that he had been attacked on King George Street by four girls, who fled on foot. Shortly after, another Palestinian reported a similar attack.
The arrests come after a spate of terror attacks in the capital, including one last Tuesday at a synagogue in Har Nof, that killed four worshipers and a policeman.