HEBRON, April 21, 2018 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers on Saturday attacked with stones two homes belonging to Jaber and Qfesheh families in the Old City neighborhood in Hebron, in southern West Bank, according to local sources.
Aref Jaber, an anti-Israeli settlements activist, told WAFA that illegal Israeli settlers escorted by soldiers attacked with stones and raided the two homes, smashed some of their windows and terrorized their residents.
The attacking settlers also shouted racist slogans at the residents and threatened them to take over their homes through further violence and by force.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
As of December 2017, attacks by settlers have killed three Palestinians, injured 50 and damaged property in 108 incidents, according to the United Nations Office of the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Palestinians who are exposed to settler attacks have grown increasingly frustrated by the lack of due process by Israeli occupation authorities.