News ID: 240836
Published: 0554 GMT April 01, 2019

Several Palestinian vehicles vandalized by Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank

Several Palestinian vehicles vandalized by Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank

A group of Israeli settlers have vandalized several Palestinian-owned vehicles in the occupied West Bank, puncturing the tires of a number of parked cars and spraying racist graffiti on walls and vehicles.

According to a report by the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, extremist Jewish settlers committed the crimes in Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem al-Quds on Monday, Presstv Reported.

Citing unnamed eyewitnesses, the report said that the settlers broke the windows of a number of private vehicles and spray-painted anti-Arab slogans on them, in addition to racist graffiti on the walls of the neighborhood.

Ma’an further said that the anti-Arab slogans called for the death of Palestinians and their eviction from their homes.

These acts of vandalism and violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their property are better known as the so-called “price tag” attacks, which also target Muslim holy sites.

Last month, Israeli settlers sealed a mosque in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

According to a report by Ma’an, Israeli settlers spread an adhesive substance mostly on the lock of the door of Sheikh Makki Mosque March 11, virtually making the door sealed shut.

Back in October, Israeli settlers stoned to death a Palestinian woman near a West Bank checkpoint south of Nablus.

The tragic incident came two days after a group of Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar settlement broke into a high school in Urif village, located in southern Nablus, and began throwing stones at horrified students inside their classrooms.

Dozens of students were injured during the invasion, which also led to the disruption of classes and material damage.   

Palestinian activists and rights groups say Israel is fostering a “culture of impunity” for Israelis who commit violent acts against Palestinians.

The Israeli NGO B'Tselem says settlers’ vandalism in the occupied West Bank is a daily routine and is fully supported by Israeli authorities.

More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank in 1967. Much of the international community considers settler units illegal and subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied land.



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