US ‘Strongly Condemns’ Jewish Settler Attacks on Palestinians near Hebron

Palestinians vehicles were damaged by a settler attack in the Masafer Yatta area. (Photo: via Social Media)

The State Department on Thursday spoke out against a violent attack by extremist Jewish settlers on the Palestinian village of Al-Mufaqara, in the occupied West Bank, that injured at least 12 people, including a 3-year-old boy, Quds News Network reported.

“The US government strongly condemns the acts of settler violence that took place against Palestinians in villages near Hebron in the West Bank on September 28,” a State Department official said in a statement distributed to journalists who requested comment on the matter.

On Tuesday afternoon, scores of Jewish settlers, under the protection of Israeli army soldiers, broke into several communities in the Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the southern occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Settlers attacked Palestinian residents and their homes, damaging several vehicles and solar panels, destroying crops, and uprooting dozens of trees, WAFA added.

At least 12 Palestinians were injured, including a three-year-old toddler who was injured in the head when a Jewish settler threw a stone at him while he was asleep inside his home, Haaretz reported.

(The Palestine Chronicle, QNN, Social Media)

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7 Comments

  1. This is really bizarre! On one hand, the U.S. government strongly condemns this particular act of savage violence by Jewish settlers against Palestinians; but then, on the other hand, it continues to send to Israel all those billions of dollars of American taxpayer money, which are being used to fund Israel’s campaign of genocide against the Palestinian people.

  2. This is not bizarre. Its been going on for decades. The US government combined with AIPAC and the pro- Israel corporate donors don’t give a damn about Palestinian rights. When it is not close to the election cycle, the State Department musters the courage to plant a story in the NY Times, trying to show some empathy towards the Palestinians. The whole world including the semi-literate in third world countries know the game. It is for us to now sit down and ponder as to how much further are we willing to stoop down supporting the illegal zionist entity.

    • This was the very first time that I had ever heard about a “strong condemnation” by the U.S. government against Jewish settler violence in the occupied Palestinian homeland. That’s why I found it to be really bizarre; because, the Zionist-controlled U.S. government had never previously spoken out against Israel. But, for whatever reason, it suddenly did. Perhaps, the Israeli leadership may have said something to the White House, that it didn’t like?

  3. This vicious cycle will keep on repeating as long as there is support for the illegal settlements in the US Congress, the White House and all jewish affiliated organisations like AIPAC and the coceited think tanks with a lot of theoretical knowledge. This is not a new game and Israel and the Americans simply do not care what the world thinks. It is of course a power game against a weak party like the Palestinians and this is not a sustainable policy the Israelis think it can be.

  4. Amerikkka “strongly condemns” . Yawn. Words come so easily.
    ACTIONS speak so much louder than words. So, Amerikkka, what are you going to do about it?
    Oh wait, I already know the answer. NOTHING.

  5. Bad Israel! Please stop killing Palestinians.
    Now, here’s your annual 3 billion dollar “aid”, we hope it’s enough

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