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Thu 18 Apr 2024 2:25 pm - Jerusalem Time

ActionAid calls for settlers to be held accountable for their crimes in the West Bank

ActionAid International called for settlers to be held accountable for their crimes in the West Bank, following the attacks they committed over the past few days in several Palestinian villages and towns.


ActionAid said in a statement issued today, Thursday, that settler crimes that occurred in 17 villages led to the martyrdom of 3 citizens in the villages of Aqraba in Nablus, and Al-Mughayir in Ramallah, and the burning of dozens of vehicles and homes.


The organization pointed out, quoting the head of the Al-Mughayir Village Council, Amin Abu Alia, that the settlers’ attack last Friday was the largest and most violent attack on the village, which led to the martyrdom of the young man Jihad Abu Alia, the injury of dozens, the burning of dozens of vehicles and homes, and the theft of about 70 heads of sheep. .


He pointed out that settler attacks deprived farmers of access to their lands, in addition to the fact that farmers were unable to harvest olives last season.


Since the beginning of the aggression on the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has recorded about 727 attacks launched by settlers, which resulted in the death of 9 citizens, the injury of 72 others, and the destruction and damage of 578 properties. There are also documented attacks launched by settlers, accompanied by or with the support of the occupation army. .


The organization indicated that 97% of Israeli investigations into settler crimes since 2005 did not yield any results.

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ActionAid calls for settlers to be held accountable for their crimes in the West Bank

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