Israeli settlers’ attack on Wadi Al-Rababa neighborhood in Silwan resulted in the injury of Riyad Samarien, his wife, and their two kids: lyith and Khader, today Tuesday.
These assaults come as a part of a full-fledged racist anti-Arab crusade performed by the Israeli settlers who are under immunity protected by the fascist Israeli police that only arrests Palestinians in response.
This assault on the whole Samarian family resembles the incident that happened to Dwabsha family in 2014 which ended up in the death of a Palestinian couple and their baby, leaving their kid alive with severe burns that kept him hospitalized for a little over a year.
The surge of unrestrained Israeli violent racism comes after Israeli ‘governmental’ encouragements.
In the 30s of late March, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on gun owners to arm themselves saying that he expects as he called ‘Vigilance and responsibility” from Israeli settlers and followed by saying, ” Whoever has a gun license, this is the time to carry a gun.”
It’s interesting to mention that the fascist occupation government has been promoting a mass-weaponizing of Israeli settlers as early as 2017 while granting them little to no accountability for crimes directed at the Palestinian population.
After Bennet’s press conference and until now there has been a 600% raise in settlers’ gun license applications, according to Israeli Interior Minister Omer Bar-Lev.
The settlers benefit from a two-tier legal system in which settlers who commit violence are rarely punished, while Palestinian suspects are frequently arrested and prosecuted by military courts. Of the 111 police investigations into settler attacks monitored by the Israeli rights group Yesh Din in the past five years, only three led to indictments.
But the impunity of settler attacks has led to concerns that the Israeli military is maybe unwilling to stop them. In some cases, repeated attacks have driven Palestinian farmers off their land, helping expand direct Israeli control over the West Bank.
“I was scared and shocked — can you imagine being on your own land and suddenly being attacked by a criminal gang?” Said Brusli Eid, 46, one of the Burin residents attacked last month. “They’re trying to make us sick of being on our land.”
Just in Feb, the UN monitor reported that Settlers injured at least 170 Palestinians last year and killed five, U.N. monitors reported.
Violence against farmers and vandalism against their trees have become so common — more than 11,700 Palestinian-owned olive trees were damaged last year, according to the U.N.