HEBRON, Sunday, November 18, 2018 (WAFA) – Extremist Israeli settlers late Saturday night attacked with stones a Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulance in Shuhadaa Street, in the city of Hebron, in the southern West Bank, according to local sources.
Eid Abu Monshar, a paramedic with PRCS, told WAFA extremist settlers attacked the ambulance he was driving while going to the aid of a patient in Shuhadaa Street, with stones, smashing all the windows. The paramedic survived the attack.
activist Mohammed Zaghir, a youth spokesman against Israeli settlements told WAFA Israeli forces stood idly by while around 15 settlers attacked the ambulance. Forces reportedly prevented activists fromYouth Against Settlements, a Palestinian activist group based in Hebron, who were present at the scene at the time of the incident from photographing the attack.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.