It’s time to open our eyes and realize the ugly truth that there are Israeli terrorists terrorizing Palestinians. These terrorists are called ‘Settlers’.
There were more than 50 reports of Israelis assaulting Palestinians in the West Bank last month. In the start of a regular series, Haaretz details one particularly violent attack.
There is still a bruise under Ibrahim Bani Jaber’s left eye. The blows his brother Jawdat received to his right ear didn’t leave any marks, but they still make his head feel heavy. During our meeting at their home in the West Bank village of Akraba last week, they did not spend much time describing the fear and pain they felt when they were attacked. Instead, they spoke about the family’s sheep, that they had rushed to try and save that day, July 7, when they heard that settlers were attacking them.
The violent confrontation – between settlers from Itamar and Giva 777, and Palestinian residents of Akraba – was the worst such incident last month. But it was, nevertheless, merely part of the daily routine of assaults, attacks and incursions. It is only on rare occasions that these incidents become news. In most cases, if there is an investigation there is no indictment.
In other words, the government of Israel is ignoring the brutal attacks on Palestinians perpetrated by land grabbing settlers. In the West Bank, Israelis aren’t victims of violence, they’re the perpetrators of violence, and the world needs to know it. I’m glad Ha’aretz has the courage to report what’s going on there.
Be sure to visit the links below – they detail even more Israeli violence.
- Report details Israeli violations and seizure of West Bank land (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com)
- Settler car bomb near Ramallah redoubles ‘price tag’ attacks (mondoweiss.net)
- Israeli Settlers Draining Palestinian Water Supply, Says Attili (eurasiareview.com)
- 8 injured as settlers stone bus carrying worshipers (alethonews.wordpress.com)