Israeli settlers tonight attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles in Khirbet Emreha, a neighborhood in the town of Yabad to the south of Jenin, and closed the nearby main road that connects the governorates of Jenin and Tulkarem, said witnesses.
They told WAFA that settlers, backed by Israeli forces, attacked Palestinian residents’ homes and vehicles with stones, causing damage to a number of cars.
They further chanted anti-Arab slogans calling for the killing of Arabs.
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,