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Settlers attack Palestinian property in West Bank

August 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Settlers vandalised Palestinian property in the West Bank [Twitter]

Israeli settlers punctured and vandalised ten Palestinian vehicles in the Ein Yabrud village, east of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, today.

Locals told Ma’an that Israeli forces stormed the village escorting a number of Israeli settlers, who vandalised several Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray painted racist slogans on them.

The incident comes a few days after a similar attack in the village of Al-Mughayyir, northeast of the Ramallah district, during which Israeli settlers vandalised Palestinian property by slashing the tyres of eight Palestinian vehicles and spraying racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls of Palestinian homes.

According to a report by Israeli NGO B’Tselem in April 2018 alone, 14 Israeli settler assaults were documented across the occupied West Bank.

Read: Settlers raid West Bank village, spray anti-Arab graffiti

Many Palestinian activists and rights groups have accused Israel of fostering a “culture of impunity” for Israelis committing violent acts against Palestinians.