‘Einabus, Nablus District: Settlers stone homes with military escort
On Sunday afternoon, 7 June 2020, at around 3:30 P.M., the Rashdan family were sitting in their courtyard, in the northern part of ‘Einabus, when they heard shouting. The father, Jad al-Karim (59), went up to the roof and saw ten masked settlers hurling stones at village homes from a hilltop about 200 meters away. With the settlers were two soldiers.
Rashdan shouted at the settlers and demanded they leave. Instead, they came closer and started throwing stones at his house and at a neighbor’s house that is under construction. Meanwhile, the rest of the family had gone up to the roof. When the settlers drew near, Rashdan asked them to go back inside and stay away from the windows.
In a testimony he gave to B’Tselem field researcher Salma a-Deb’i, Rashdan related:
My son Muhammad was visiting us with his wife and baby daughter. I asked him to find a safe spot inside the house, away from the windows, because I was worried about my granddaughter. The settlers threw stones at us and the two soldiers just stood there with their arms crossed and calmly looked on. I got so mad! I swore at the soldiers in Arabic and in Hebrew. One of them mocked me, but motioned to the settlers to move away. They headed in the direction of Yitzhar, a settlement about a kilometer and a half or two kilometers away.
After the settlers left, my son Ahmad told me he had called the village council to report what happened. They said they can't do anything now that security coordination has stopped. But even if there still was coordination, what good does it do when the soldiers themselves come with the attacking settlers and stand there doing nothing? We can only trust in God. No one else will help us.