Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces yesterday returned three Israeli settlers to Israel after they infiltrated the West Bank city of Jericho, Quds Press reported.
Israeli Radio reported that the settlers were returned “safe” to Israel after the interference of the PA security forces.
Palestinian movement Al-Ahrar condemned the PA’s actions: “We were surprised with the crime carried out by the PA security services,” the group’s statement said.
“This proves that the PA is just a security agent working for the safety and protection of the Israeli occupation and its illegal settlers.”
Al-Ahrar called for the PA officials who are responsible for this “crime” to be prosecuting and called for the people in the occupied West Bank to escalate clashes with the Israeli occupation.
Top PA officials have pledged to hold Israeli settlers accountable after a toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack on a house near Nablus on Friday.