Publish date13 Dec 2021 - 9:30
Story Code : 530462

Israeli settlers target Palestinian cars in latest round of aggression in al-Quds

Israeli settlers in the occupied al-Quds have vandalized the cars belonging to Palestinians in the latest act of aggression against them.
Israeli settlers target Palestinian cars in latest round of aggression in al-Quds
Palestine’s Wafa news agency, citing witnesses, reported on Sunday that the settlers threw stones and sharp objects at parked cars in the city center and attempted to set some of them ablaze.

Hamza Qatina, a lawyer based in al-Quds, told Wafa that some 30 settlers attacked 13 Palestinian vehicles in Nablus Road overnight Saturday, shattering the windshields and causing severe damage to them. He added that last night’s attack was not the first of its kind, adding that extremist settlers frequently attack Palestinian homes and vehicles with the full backing of Israeli authorities who never prosecute them.

“These gangs operate in an organized manner and under the noses of the occupation police, walk the streets in large numbers every night” and attack anything that belongs to a Palestinian, “while the occupation police do not lift a finger,” he said.

Qatina added that if a Palestinian child did the same, “the occupation police would mobilize its forces and arrest him and his entire family.”

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Information Center, citing local sources, reported that the settlers also attacked a truck showroom, causing considerable damage to several trucks while attempting to set fire to one of them.

Incidents of sabotage and violence by settlers against Palestinians and their property have become a daily occurrence throughout the occupied territories, particularly in the West Bank.

However, Israeli authorities rarely prosecute Israeli settlers and the vast majority of the files are closed due to deliberate police failure to investigate properly.

Settler violence includes property and mosque arson attacks, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

Attacks by settlers against Palestinians have particularly intensified in the past few months.

The United Nations has already warned of a surge in Israeli settler violence against Palestinians, mostly in the areas of al-Khalil, al-Quds, Nablus and Ramallah.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.
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