WATCH: Jewish Settlers Attack Palestinian Cars under Israeli Army Protection

Jewish settlers routinely vandalize Palestinian cars and properties in the West Bank. (Photo: via Social Media)

Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian commuters on Monday, in the town of al-Bireh, near Ramallah, under heavy protection from the Israeli forces, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Eyewitnesses said that Jewish settlers stoned Palestinian vehicles near the illegal settlement of Beit El, damaging some and causing panic among the commuters.

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”.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

(The Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)

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