More Injured in Surge of Settler Violence against Palestinians in West Bank

More Injured in Surge of Settler Violence against Palestinians in West Bank

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Israeli raids across the occupied West Bank resulted in the arrest of at least 12 young Palestinian men, while ongoing attacks by Israeli settlers on homes, shops, and vehicles escalated, leading to injuries and property damage.

This surge in violence follows the killing of two Palestinians in recent settler attacks involving Israeli forces and marks a continuation of heightened Israeli hostilities in the region.

At least 12 young Palestinian men were detained in early morning Israeli raids conducted across the occupied West Bank, as reported by the Wafa news agency. The arrests included five individuals from eastern Jenin, three from Hebron (al-Khalil), and four from Habla, located south of Qalqilya.

Prior to these arrests, reports emerged of Palestinians sustaining injuries amidst attacks on residences, businesses, and vehicles, which were pelted with stones and set ablaze. The incidents unfolded amid ongoing Israeli settler assaults and military incursions spanning various communities within the occupied West Bank, including Jenin, Qalqilya, Tulkarem, and Hebron. The violence inflicted injuries on over seven Palestinians and resulted in the destruction of multiple cars.

These developments followed by the deaths of two Palestinians in settler attacks, involving Israeli forces, the day before. This recent escalation underscores a pattern of mounting settler violence against Palestinians, compounded by the discovery of an Israeli settler boy's body the previous week.

The surge in violence builds upon a significant uptick in settler aggression against Palestinians since October, a trend documented by the United Nations, which recorded over 700 attacks during this period. Despite increased international warnings and condemnation, Palestinians remain vulnerable to violence, as Israeli forces are often implicated as active participants or passive bystanders in the assaults perpetrated against them.

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