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Jewish Israeli settlers, early Friday, spray-painted anti-Palestinian graffiti on walls in Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, said a local activist.
Anti-Wall and Settlement activist Mohammad Tamimi said that settlers driving a vehicle stormed the village late in the night and spray-painted graffiti calling on the Tamimi family to leave their hometown. Other graffiti entailed threats against the villagers.
Nabi Saleh, which has a population of approximately 500 people, has been actively organizing peaceful opposition to Israeli occupation policies, and residents have being organizing protests every Friday for almost 12 years and have often been met with teargas and rubber-coated steel bullets fired by Israeli forces.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities. It includes property and mosque arson, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees,andÂ attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
According to WAFA, between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.
All settlements across the West Bank are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
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