Israeli security sources: 256 attacks by settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank in 2019

“Haaretz” 15-12-2019

  • 2019, settlers are responsible for 256 cases of violence.
  • 2018, 378 cases of violence by settlers occurred.
  • It is noticeable, according to the Israeli security services assessments, that the level of violence and the audacity of settlers has increased.
  • A quarter of the cases described as “violent events” came out from Yitzhar settlement.

According to Haaretz newspaper: Israeli security sources estimate that those responsible for the attacks are young men, most of whom are between 14 and 19 years old. Many of them reside in outposts in the West Bank.

Israeli security sources estimate that a quarter of the cases that were described as “violent incidents” came out of Yitzhar settlement and the surrounding areas. The sources described Yitzhar as “the beating heart of the extreme right”, and they pointed out that it was the source of many violent operations against Palestinians in the West Bank.

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