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Saturday, January 12, 2019

UN Office: israeli Settler Hate Crimes Against Palestinians Rose 69% in 2018


Olive tree destroyed by settlers. File photo,
Times of Israel 8 Jan by Jacob Magid — Police opened an investigation Tuesday into an apparent hate crime targeting a Palestinian village in the southern West Bank. Residents of Tuwani, in the south Hebron Hills just west of the Israeli outpost of Havat Maon, woke up Tuesday to find 15 olive trees chopped down. Nearby, two boulders were spray-painted with the Hebrew phrases “Death to Arabs” and “Revenge.”
Another boulder was graffiti’d with a red Star of David … Last week, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released statistics ahead of the new year that showed a 69 percent increase in settler attacks on Palestinians in 2018 compared to 2017. OCHA recorded 265 incidents in which Israeli residents of the West Bank allegedly targeted Palestinians or their property. In total, 115 Palestinians were injured in those attacks and 7,900 trees and 540 vehicles were destroyed….
https://www.timesofisrael.com/death-to-arabs-painted-palestinian-olive-trees-chopped-down-in-west-bank/

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