Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 8

Israeli Settler Runs Over Two Palestinian sisters in Tel Aviv and Gets Released Less Than 24hrs Later


On Sunday, June 19, 2022 Two Palestinian sisters sustained wounds last night after an Israeli settler rammed into them while they were taking part in an anti-occupation protest in Tel Aviv, according to local reports.

WAFA correspondent quoted witnesses as saying that an Israeli settler drove his vehicle into the two sisters causing them injuries. The two, who come from the town of Deir Al-Asad, were hospitalized, and their condition was described as stable.

Violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians is commonplace and is rarely prosecuted by the Israeli occupation authorities.

Israeli Occupation Forces released the colonial Israeli settler who ran his car over the two girls on Saturday’s evening, today Sunday

Violence by settlers (and sometimes by other Israeli civilians) toward Palestinians has long since become part of daily life under occupation in the West Bank. These actions range from blocking roads, throwing stones at cars and houses, raiding villages and farmland, torching fields and olive groves, and damaging crops and property to physical assault, sometimes to the point of hurling Molotov cocktails or using live fire. Over the years, this widespread violence toward Palestinians has resulted in injuries to life and limb, as well as damage to property and land.

These Israeli-settlers-initiated attacks are responded with little to no scrutiny by the occupation government which rather encourages such actions through turning a blind eye or simply not following through in legal procedures.

Al-Haq, Human rights organization submitted an Urgent Appeal on Intensified Violence and Attacks against Palestinians by Colonial Settlers

They concluded the petition with a number of requests including:

  1. Demand Israel, the Occupying Power, to immediately halt the planning, construction and
    expansion of its unlawful settlement enterprise and progressively undertake measures to
    dismantle all existing settlements and their infrastructure and withdraw colonial settlers
    from the oPt;
  2. Call on Israel to guarantee the protection of the Palestinian civilian population in the oPt
    by taking all necessary measures to ensure effective law enforcement against colonial
    settler perpetrators and investigation into incidents of colonial settler violence;
  3.  Call on Israel to afford all victims of colonial settler violence access to justice and effective
    remedies, including by ensuring the investigation of incidents, the prosecution of potential
    perpetrators, and reparations for its wrongful inaction;
  4. Call on Israel to cease all policies and practices that form part of its apartheid regime
    against the Palestinian people, particularly with regards to law enforcement and access to
  5.  Call on the Third States to take immediate actions and measures against Israel’s settlement
    enterprise, including by instituting a ban on settlement imports, supporting and endorsing
    available mechanisms to counter the expansion of Israel’s unlawful settlement enterprise,
    including the UN Database of all business enterprises involved in or with settlements, and
    undertaking necessary measures that guarantee Israel’s genuine law enforcement and
    investigation into incidents of colonial settler violence;
  6. Call on the International Criminal Court and the prosecutor to push forward with their
    investigation into the Situation in Palestine, so that justice and accountability can be given
    for the victims of Israel’s war crimes and crimes against humanity

B’tselem documented that 655 settlers held attacks since 2020. 156  this year as of May of 2022

Total incidents documented by B’Tselem by May 2022