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State-Backed Settler Violence

Settler violence has long since become part of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation. Israeli security forces enable these actions, which result in Palestinians 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. Investigations, if even opened, are usually closed with no action taken against perpetrators as part of an undeclared policy of leniency. The long-term effect of this violence is the dispossession of Palestinians from increasing parts of the West Bank, making it easier for Israel to take over land and resources.

 

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Burin: Settlers assault harvesters and steal olives, soldiers expel harvesters from their own land

On 18 October 2019, settlers assaulted farmers from the ‘Eid family as they harvested olives on their land east of the village of Burin. The unauthorized settlement outpost of Givat Ronen is located nearby. The settlers threw stones at the…
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Playing the security card

The report demonstrates how Israel has been using security excuses to implement a policy that has made life unbearable for the Palestinian residents of Hebron’s city center (the Old City), in an effort to drive them from their homes. This policy…