Middle East Monitor / December 23, 2020
Ongoing attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians are part of a large campaign aimed at seizing more Palestinian lands and imposing new realities on the ground, B’Tselem warned yesterday.
“These attacks are being carried out with full support from the Israeli army and government,” Kareem Jubran, director of the field research department at B’Tselem, said, stressing that the Israeli army and government support the extremist stances of the Israeli Jewish settlers.
Speaking to Palestine Voice Radio, Jubran said that the Israeli settlers have recently increased their attacks in many Palestinian towns and villages across the occupied West Bank. The settlers’ attacks, he said, are protected by the occupation army and police.
Meanwhile, Director of Anti-Wall and Settlements Committee, Murad Ishtiwi, said: “There is another campaign carried out by the Israeli occupation army and police targeting Palestinian shops, homes and vehicles.”
He said that this campaign is being carried out in parallel with the one carried out by the extremist Jewish settlers against Palestinian properties.