Israeli Settlers Assault Palestinians, Damage Vehicles, Near Dead Sea

Dozens of Israeli colonial settlers reportedly, on Tuesday, fired tear-gas canisters and threw rocks towards Palestinian residents of the Al-Aghwar area, in the West Bank.

According to Israeli media outlets, dozens of Israeli settlers belonging to a known terrorist organization called Hilltops’ Youth, attacked Palestinian residents, near the Dead Sea, earlier on Tuesday.

The media outlets reported that the settlers wore masks while they assaulted the local Palestinian residents, with tear-gas canisters and rocks.

They added that the attack resulted in the damage of two Palestinian-owned cars, no injuries among Palestinians were reported.

Israeli media outlets added that the settlers, prior to the incident, were placed under quarantine by Israeli police at one of their facilities and provided with food and blankets, within precautionary measures to fight the Coronavirus.

However, the colonial settlers were able to escape the quarantine and embark on their assault on Palestinians in the area, media outlets said, adding that Israeli police forces chased and held them all.

Over the past several years, a number of Israeli terror groups have committed crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Among those crimes was the burning to death of the Palestinian Dawabsha family, in Douma village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on July 31st, 2015, as the family slept. 18 month old Ali was killed in the fire, his older brother was badly burned, and both the father, Sa’ad Dawabsha, and his wife Reham died after months of suffering from the severe burns inflicted on them.

Another similar burning crime was that against a 16-year-old Palestinian child, Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir on July 2, 2014.

Concerned Palestinian bodies have always contended that such terrorist groups have not been brought to justice, therefore, their crimes continue.

(Source / 14.04.2020) 

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