In contradiction of extremely low conviction rates, settler violence against Palestinians is at least a weekly occurrence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In 2016, there has been an average of 2 incidents of settler violence per week, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Incidents of settler violence are notoriously under reported, as victims often fear retaliation by the Israeli police or their attackers.

Moreover, there is little hope that such complaints will be taken seriously: Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din determined that a police complaint filed by a Palestinian in the West Bank has a mere 1.9% chance of being effectively investigated.

Human rights groups say that such negligence, on the part of Israeli authorities, constitutes yet another violation of Israel’s legal obligation to protect the Palestinian population as an occupying power.

via the Alternative Information Center (AIC), Beit Sahour