SALFIT, Monday, March 20, 2023 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers Monday punctured the tires of Palestinian—owned vehicles and spray-painted racist slogans in the occupied West Bank city of Salfit, local sources said.
The sources WAFA that settlers sneaked into the city early at dawn and caused damage to 10 vehicles by puncturing their tires and spray-painted racist and anti-Palestinian slogans on walls of homes.
Extremist Israeli settlers’ violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers’ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
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.