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In Photos and Videos: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian properties in E. Jerusalem

No police were present to stop any of the attacks.

Jerusalem24 – Saturday night, a large group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian properties in Occupied East Jerusalem. Reports were also received that they attacked the Abu Sneina trucks showroom, and even tried to burn a vehicle there.

The attack took place on Nablus Street, or Street No. 1 near the old American Consulate. The Palestinians residing there said that around 30 settlers attacked the neighborhood.

A resident of the neighborhood said, “the police are here 24 hours a day but were not here when the settlers arrived.”

“They damaged all the cars on the street,” he added while surveying the vehicles that were attacked.

Almost all of the vehicles that were parked on the street were damaged, with broken windshields that the settlers broke with stones.

The residents described that they went outside to see what was happening when they heard insults to Arabs and the smashing of vehicles, during which dozens of settlers fled from the place.

Residents explained that more than 15 vehicles had their windows smashed parked in a parking lot, and the police said that they would “only repair the vehicles.”

The attack was documented by security cameras on the street.

 

An attack also took place Thursday night, a few meters away from Nablus Street. Settlers attacked vehicles in a public parking lot on Thursday evening, smashing the windows of 5 vehicles.

A lawyer in the neighborhood, wrote on social media that “these gangs operate in an organized manner under the eyes of the occupation police roaming the streets in large numbers and attacking everything that is Arab; and the police do not move a finger.”

He adds, “if an Arab child had done the same the occupation would have mobilized its forces and arrest him and his family.”

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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