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Settlers set Palestinian vehicles ablaze near Jerusalem

The settlers also spray-painted racist graffiti in the area

Jerusalem24 – Israeli settlers Wednesday overnight set three Palestinian-owned vehicles ablaze near the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jerusalem, according to local sources.

They said that a group of Israeli settlers torched the vehicles, which were parked near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Ramot, East of the village, spray-painted racist graffiti and smashes the window shields of other vehicles parked in the area.

The torched vehicles belonged to three residents of Beit Iksa.

During the last March, Israeli settlers set two Palestinian vehicles on fire and scrawled hate graffiti in the village.

“Price tag” refers to an underground anti-Palestinian Israeli group that routinely attacks Palestinians in the occupied territories and inside Israel.

The Israeli government still refuses to label it as a terrorist organization and considers it only as group of vandals.

Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.

Settler violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

There are over 700,000 Israeli settlers living in colonial settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

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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