HEBRON, Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (WAFA) – A group of armed Israeli settlers attacked with stones a Palestinian vehicle to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, today said Fouad al-Amour, a local activist.
He told WAFA a group of armed settlers from the settlement of Mitzpe Yair, build illegally on Masafer Yatta land in Hebron, attacked a vehicle carrying several teachers home from school, shattering the windshields and windows of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Israeli settlers’ vandalism in the occupied West Bank is routine and is done with full backing by the Israeli authorities, said the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
“Settler violence and vandalism take place with full backing by the Israeli authorities. Sometimes soldiers take part in the assault; at other times, they stand idly by. The police make no substantial effort to investigate the incidents, nor takes measures to prevent them or stop them in real-time,” it said.
Israel benefits from the repercussions, as settler violence has gradually dispossessed Palestinians of more and more areas in the West Bank, paving the way for a state takeover of land and resources, said B’Tselem.