Amnesty International said that the release of 6 Israeli settlers who were responsible for the attack on Palestinians in the town of Huwara, south of Nablus, confirms that impunity is the prevailing approach for Israeli settlers who practice violence. Amnesty
“Under the Israeli apartheid regime, impunity prevails,” said Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Director.
“Despite the intensive scope of Sunday’s attacks, which resulted in the killing of one Palestinian and the injury of nearly 400 others, and despite a rare show of international condemnation of settler violence, the Israeli police yesterday released six suspects arrested in connection with the attacks,” she added.
“At the same time, administrative detention orders were issued against two other people (Palestinians), in violation of international law,” Morayef added.
She stressed that the Israeli occupation has always enabled and incited settlers to carry out attacks against Palestinians, and in some cases, soldiers participated directly.
On February 26, hundreds of Israeli colonizers massively attacked the Huwara town, killed a Palestinian, injured 400 others, and the burn dozens of Palestinian-owned vehicles and homes.
Yesterday, the settlers also renewed their attacks on the town, which led to the injury of many citizens and the destruction of some of their property.
This comes in light of official Israeli incitement against the Palestinian town, especially since the extremist Israeli Minister of Finance, Bezalel Smotrich, called a few days ago to sweep out the Hawara town in Nablus.