Gaza post – Israeli settlers destroyed Palestinian property in the historic city of Hebron in the southern West Bank on Thursday night according to local sources.
A group of settlers attacked Palestinian homes and automobiles in the Jaber area, smashing their windshields, according to Aref Jaber, an activist with Human Rights Defenders, a movement aimed at documenting human rights violations by the Israeli occupation in Palestine.
Palestinians attempted to repel the settlement attack, but were met with Israeli military gunfire, according to him. However, no injuries have been reported.
The attackers were from the colonial settlement of Kiryat Arba, which is known for its hardline aggressive settler community.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is common in the West Bank, although Israeli authorities rarely arrest them.
Property and mosque arson, stone-throwing, removal of crops and olive trees, and attacks on vulnerable homes are all examples of settler aggression.
In the West Bank and East Jerusalem, over 700,000 Israeli settlers live in colonial settlements.
Around 160,000 Palestinian Muslims live in Hebron, which includes the Ibrahimi Mosque, and about 800 notoriously hostile Israeli settlers dwell in complexes strongly secured by Israeli military.
The only foreign monitors defending Palestinians in Hebron from 800 heavily armed Israelis, one of whom was involved in the 1994 massacre that prompted their deployment, have been evicted by Israel.
(Source / 10.09.2021)