Stone-throwing Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village




  • In World
  • 2022-01-24 20:49:36Z
  • By Associated Press
 

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli settlers drove through a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank on Monday, throwing rocks through the windows of vehicles and businesses and injring a teenager, a Palestinian official said.u

It was the latest in a series of settler attacks in recent months. On Friday, settlers attacked Palestinians and Israeli peace activists in the West Bank and set a car on fire. Last month, a settler was shot and killed by a Palestinian gunman, setting off revenge attacks.

The Israeli military confirmed the incident on Monday, saying the Israelis had caused "significant damage" and that police have opened an investigation.

Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official, said a Palestinian teenager was taken to the hospital after being struck in the head by a stone. He said the teenager was "lightly wounded."

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz released a statement saying anyone who throws stones or lights cars on fire "is a terrorist and will be treated as such."

Israeli officials have repeatedly vowed to take action against settler violence in recent months. Palestinians and Israeli rights groups say the army rarely intervenes and often sides with the settlers.

Nearly 500,000 Israeli settlers live in 130 settlements across the occupied West Bank and dozens of unauthorized outposts. The Palestinians view the settlements as the main obstacle to resolving the conflict. Most countries view them as a violation of international law.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 war and the Palestinians want it to form the main part of their future state. Israel considers the West Bank to be the biblical and historical heartland of the Jewish people. There have been no substantive peace talks in over a decade.

COMMENTS

More Related News

US has not been asked to help in probe of reporter
US has not been asked to help in probe of reporter's killing
  • World
  • 2022-05-25 19:52:45Z

Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority has formally requested U.S. assistance in the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian-American reporter ...

In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians
In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians
  • World
  • 2022-05-24 14:08:58Z

Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World