Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

Ramallah-district village vehicle vandalized in new settler attack

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Days Of Palestine – Ramallah

In the latest spate of Israeli settler attacks, Jewish settlers last night torched a Palestinian vehicle and scrawled anti-Palestinian graffiti in Taybeh village, located to the northeast of Ramallah city in the West Bank.

A group of settlers sneaked their way into the village, where they sat fire to a Palestinian vehicle and scrawled graffiti at the external wall of a local house. Graffiti in Hebrew read “A closed military zone” and was followed by “Kumi Uri”, the name of a new neighborhood in Yitzhar, an illegal colonial settlement inhabited by hardcore fanatic Jews.

In a phone interview with WAFA news agency, Rev. Johnny Abu Khalil, the Roman Catholic priest in the village, slammed the incident as “an attack against the Palestinian and Christian presence in the Holy Land” and recalled a similar incident when a group of settlers attacked a group of nuns at the entrance of the village almost two months ago.  

Many Palestinian activists and rights groups have repeatedly blamed Israel for fostering a “culture of impunity” for Jewish settlers committing violent acts against Palestinians.

“Price tag” refers to an underground anti-Palestinian Israeli group that routinely attacks Palestinians in the occupied territories and inside Israel.

The Israeli government still refuses to label it as a terrorist organization and considers it only as group of vandals. It also considers such acts as hate crimes against Palestinians.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Over 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.