Israeli Settlers Slash Tires of Palestinian Vehicles Near Salfit

Days of Palestine – Salfit – Israeli settlers on Sunday slashed the tires of Palestinian-owned vehicles and spray-painted anti-Arab slogans in the village of Qira, to the north of the occupied West Bank city of Salfit.

Ashraf Ziyada, head of the Qira village council, said that settlers raided the village early in the morning and punctured the tires of seven Palestinian-owned vehicles.

He added that the settlers also spray-painted anti-Arab and racist slogans, death threats as well as the Star of David on the targeted vehicles.

Abdallah Kmail, the Governor of Salfit, called on protection committees in the Salfit district villages to reactivate their role in order to confront attacks by settlers, warning that assaults be settlers are on the rise.

Israeli settlers have stepped up their attacks on Palestinian towns in recent days, amid a spike in violence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate there are about 650,000 settlers living in 164 settlements and 116 outposts in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

Under international law, all Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are considered illegal.

(Source / 23.01.2022)

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