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’Asira al-Qibliya ( )is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governoratemarker in the eastern West Bankmarker, located southwest of Nablusmarker. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 2,336 inhabitants in 2007.

Settler violence

Settler violence has been a cause of concern in the area of Yitzharmarker. In 2008, there have been several reported cases.

On Saturday, September 13, 2008, a Palestinian man entered the Shalhevet neighbourhood, set a fire which destroyed one home and stabbed a nine-year-old boy who found him attempting to set fire to another home. Dozens of settlers responded in a rampage on the adjacent Arab village of Asira al-Qibliya where the attacker had fled; allegedly wounding two people and damaging property.


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