HEBRON, Friday, December 2, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today attacked several Palestinians while they were present in Tel Rumeida neighborhood in central Hebron city, the southern occupied West Bank, according to WAFA correspondent.
A number of settlers, under the protection of army soldiers, beat up several Palestinians, including an-settlement activist as they were present near the Israeli settlement of Ramat Yishai, build on Palestinian privately-owned lands in Tel Rumeida.
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.