Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said Friday.\r\nGhassan Daghlas, a spokesman for the\u00a0Nablus\u00a0governorate, said the Jewish settlers set fire to five cars and spray-painted graffiti on more than 20 others. Villagers circulated photos of the damage on social media.\r\nIsraeli police say they are investigating the reports and that police and military units will visit Nablus.\r\nHundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers live in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. The Palestinians claim the West Bank as part of their future state.\r\nHard-line settlers have been known to carry out \u201cprice tag\u201d attacks in response to Palestinian militant attacks or perceived efforts by Israeli authorities to limit settlement expansion. It was unclear what sparked the latest attack.\r\nIn the Gaza Strip, meanwhile, Palestinian health authorities said a man died of wounds he sustained in an\u00a0Israeli airstrike earlier this month\u00a0that killed eight members of his family.\r\nThe Gaza Health Ministry identified the man as 40-year-old Mohammed Abu Malhous.\r\nThose killed in the airstrike included two women and five children under the age of 13.\r\nIsrael\u2019s military said it was targeting \u201cIslamic Jihad military infrastructure\u201d and did not expect civilians to be present. It said an investigation is underway.\r\nThe airstrike came during\u00a0two days of fighting\u00a0ignited by Israel\u2019s targeted killing of a commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group. The fighting killed 35 Palestinians and more than 450 rockets were fired into Israel.