Israeli settlers vandalizedÂ nearly a dozen Palestinian vehicles on Thursday, in the Ein Yabrud village, east of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.
Locals told Ma’an NEws Agency that Israeli forces stormed the village escorting a number of Israeli settlers who vandalized several Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray painted racist slogans on them.
The incident comes a few days following a similar attack in the village of al-Mughayyir, northeast of the Ramallah district, during which Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian property by slashing tires of eight Palestinian vehicles and spraying racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls of Palestinian homes.
According to a report from Israeli NGO B’Tselem, in April 2018 alone, 14 Israeli settler assaults were documented across the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian activists and international rights groups have accused Israel of fostering a “culture of impunity” for Israelis committing violent acts against Palestinians.
Better known as “price tag” attacks, extremist Israeli settlers use violent acts of retribution on Palestinians and their property, to demonstrate their opposition to Israeli restrictions on settlements and their outposts in the occupied West Bank.
(Ma’an file photo)
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.