Middle East

Jewish settlers attack Palestinian homes in West Bank

Settlers carried out nearly 500 attacks against Palestinians last year

Sena Güler   | 13.02.2019
Jewish settlers attack Palestinian homes in West Bank FILE PHOTO

Ankara

By Zeynep Tufekci

RAMALLAH, Palestine

Jewish settlers attacked around 25 Palestinian homes Tuesday in the occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil, also known as Hebron.

Isa Amr, a Palestinian activist, told Anadolu Agency a group of settlers threw stones at the houses and also tried to set fire to some of them.

According to Israeli media, Jewish settlers living in illegal settlements in the West Bank carried out 482 attacks against Palestinians in 2018.

Labeled “racist attacks” by the Israeli authorities, they included physical violence, throwing stones, writing racist slogans on the walls of houses, damaging vehicles and property and ruining farmlands.

There are around 250 illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank, which Israel occupied after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. Over 600,000 Israelis are living there.

According to international law, all Jewish settlements are illegal in the occupied territories.

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