Hebron: Israeli military enables 5-day settler attack, 2015

October 2015

B’Tselem documented a five-day campaign of violence by settlers against Palestinians (6-10 Oct.). Settlers threw stones and bottles at homes near the Kiryat Arba settlement fence, as Israeli security forces looked on. Settler violence intensified after two attacks by Palestinians in Hebron: a settler was seriously injured and a Border Police officer slightly so; one perpetrator fled, the other was shot to death. In another incident, settlers and Palestinians threw stones at each other. Soldiers joined the settlers, firing tear-gas at the Palestinians, providing an extreme example of the imbalance of power in the West Bank, with Israeli forces backing settler violence.