Israeli Settlers Set Fire to Palestinian Fields in West Bank

A Palestinian official says more than 30 Israeli settlers, some of them on horseback, set fire to fields and olive trees and stoned Palestinian cars during a rampage in the West Bank. Two Palestinians were lightly injured.

The settlers were protesting the army's removal of an unauthorized settlement outpost in the area.

Ghassan Daglas, a municipal official in the northern city of Nablus, says smoke from dozens of fires covered the eastern and southern parts of the city.

Daglas says Israeli forces tried to stop the rampaging settlers. Israel's paramilitary border police force says it arrested one settler.