Israeli settlers carried out 12 attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank over a two-week period this month, reported UN OCHA.
According to the agency‚Äôs ‚ÄúProtection of Civilians Report‚ÄĚ, covering the period 9-22 April, the dozen attacks led to 23 Palestinian injuries and damage to Palestinian property.
In two separate incidents in the ‚ÄúH2‚ÄĚ area of Hebron city, on 13 and 18 April, Israeli settlers attacked four Palestinians with pepper spray, including two women.
In addition, UN OCHA reported, 19 Palestinians were injured by settlers, or by the soldiers accompanying them, in clashes, after settlers entered two Ramallah-area villages (Turmus‚Äôayya and Al Mazra‚Äôa al Qibliya) and two Nablus-area villages (Urif and Burin).
Further attacks included Israeli settlers vandalising four tractors in Qaryut village (Nablus), 23 cars in ‚ÄėEin Yabrud (Ramallah), and graffiti on three houses in ‚ÄėEin Yabrud.
In ‚ÄėAsira al Qibliya (Nablus), meanwhile, ‚Äúsettlers erected fences in an attempt to takeover some 50 dunums of Palestinian-owned land near Yitzhar settlement‚ÄĚ, while near the settlement outpost of Adei Ad (Ramallah), 55 olive trees were vandalised, ‚Äúin an area that requires prior coordination with the Israeli authorities to access‚ÄĚ.
Israeli settlers routinely attack Palestinians and their property, and are rarely held to account by Israeli occupation authorities. In many instances, settlers harassing and attacking Palestinians are accompanied and protected by Israeli soldiers.