Set­tler at­tacks against Pales­tini­ans ramp up

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Regional -

JEWISH set­tlers on Fri­day morn­ing van­dal­ized Pales­tinian build­ings and ve­hi­cles in the Is­raeli-oc­cu­pied West Bank city of Sal­fit, ac­cord­ing to a Pales­tinian ac­tivist. Ac­tivist Wis­sam al-Dik told Anadolu Agency (AA) that a group of set­tlers had en­tered the city’s Kafr al-Dik dis­trict at dawn where they spray-painted racist slo­gans in He­brew, in­clud­ing “Death to the Arabs,” on walls and ve­hi­cles be­fore leav­ing the area. Pales­tinian towns and vil­lages in the West Bank are fre­quently tar­geted by ex­trem­ist Jewish set­tlers. Two Pales­tinian stu­dents were in­jured this week when Is­raeli set­tlers at­tacked a school near the West Bank city of Nablus yes­ter­day, ac­cord­ing to the Pales­tinian Red Cres­cent. Pales­tinian schools have long been sub­jected to Is­raeli vi­o­lence. The Al-La­ban-Al-Sawiya school in Nablus was at­tacked by set­tlers a few months ago and is con­stantly be­ing at­tacked by the Is­raeli army, ac­cord­ing to Pales­tinian res­i­dents. Around 650,000 Is­raelis cur­rently live in more than 100 Jewish-only set­tle­ments built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967, when Is­rael oc­cu­pied both ar­eas. In­ter­na­tional law views both the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries” and con­sid­ers all Jewish set­tle­ment build­ing ac­tiv­ity there as il­le­gal. The Pales­tini­ans want both these ter­ri­to­ries, along with the Gaza Strip, for the es­tab­lish­ment of a fu­ture Pales­tinian state.

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