HEBRON, Saturday, October 1, 2022 (WAFA) – Armed Israeli settler fanatics performed today a provocative march through the old city of Hebron, south of the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
WAFA correspondent said a group of Israeli settlers, armed with rifles and guarded by army, walked through the alleys of Hebron’s old city while shouting racist slogans targeted at local Palestinian residents.
The city of Hebron is home to roughly 200,000 Palestinians and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in colonial compounds in the heart of the city, heavily guarded by Israeli troops.
In February 2019, Israel expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from the 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by the Israeli occupation authorities.