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Palestine: Israeli settlers torch cars, spray threatening graffiti in West bank village

8th Nov 2013

Israeli settlers torched two Palestinian cars in a West Bank village on Thursday, locals told Ma’an news agency, the latest incident of settler violence in the Palestinian territory.

According to Ma’an, a group from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba set fire to the vehicles in a village near Hebron. The cars belonged to two brothers.

The settlers also sprayed threatening graffiti around the village reading “Good things are coming,” apparently referring to future attacks being prepared by settlers, locals said.

Settlers routinely attack Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank.

Annual figures compiled by Israeli rights group Yesh Din have repeatedly shown that nine out of ten police investigations about settler crimes fail to lead to a prosecution.

More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law. The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.

(Ma’an, Al-Akhbar)

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