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EU Delegation slams settler violence in South Hebron Hills

Settlers attacks a Palestinian shepherd and two Human Rights Defenders

Jerusalem24 – The European Union’s delegation to the occupied Palestinian territories published a tweet regarding a recent settler attack against a Palestinian and two Human Rights Defenders in the southern Hebron Hills.

The tweet was concerned about the attack and tweeted a thread as follows.

“Concerned about the recent violence by settlers in the village of At Tuwani and the South Hebron Hills carried out against Palestinian residents and Human Right Defenders.

On April 4th, two Human Rights Defenders were accompanying a Palestinian shepherd and his flock of sheep on private Palestinian land when more than a dozen settlers started harassing and threatening them. This is entirely unacceptable.

Everyone has the right, individually and in association with others, to participate in peaceful activities against HR violations and fundamental freedoms. Under International Humanitarian Law, Israeli authorities must take all necessary measures to protect Palestinians and their property against settler violence.”

Palestinian Basel Adra documents these attacks in the southern Hebron Hills, have often been attacked himself.

The Israeli settlers at times attack in the presence of the Israeli military who often times protect the settlers.

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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