Jewish Settlers Assault Palestinian Family near Hebron

Jewish settlers and Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank (Photo: via Social Media)

Jewish settlers today assaulted a Palestinian family in the village of Birin, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Rateb Jabour, a local activist, said that a group of settlers showed up at the family house of Ibrahim al-Hreini in the village, muscled inside, and brutally beat up the family members.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

“Jewish settler violence should not be analyzed separately from the violence meted out by the Israeli army, but seen within the larger context of the violent Zionist ideology that governs Israeli society entirely,” wrote Palestinian author and editor of The Palestine Chronicle, Ramzy Baroud.

“Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation,” according to the Human Rights Group B’tselem. “Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinian casualties – injuries and fatalities – as well as damage to land and property. In some cases, they even serve as an armed escort, or even join in the attacks”.

Over 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

(WAFA, PC, Social Media)

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