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Israeli settlers vandalize vehicles, scrawl hate graffiti near Ramallah


RAMALLAH, Sunday, October 16, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Wednesday morning punctured the tires of some 15 Palestinian vehicles and scrawled hate graffiti in Deir Ammar village, located to the west of the occupied West Bank of Ramallah.

Local sources confirmed that the settlers sneaked their way into the village, punctured the tires of some 15 vehicles and spray-painted hate graffiti and slogans on vehicles and houses.

The Star of David and slogans threatening revenge against Palestinians were scrawled in Hebrew on one of the vehicles.

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.

Over 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

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.

K.T./ K.F.

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