HEBRON, Thursday, November 03, 2022 (WAFA) – A number of Palestinian vehicles Wednesday evening sustained damage in a settler attack in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to security sources.
They said that scores of settlers gathered at al-Shalala Street, adjacent to the colonial settlement of Beit Hadasah, in the old city of Hebron, and hurled rocks at Palestinians and their vehicles, shattering the windshields of a number of them.
The city of Hebron, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinian Muslims and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.
Israel has expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from 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 Israeli authorities.
Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.