Israel Grants Increased Authority to Zionist Settlers for Violent Acts in the West Bank

Settlers have fired on Palestinian vehicles, searched cars, and used violence against West Bank residents.

On Friday, groups of armed Zionist settlers blocked and established an armed point at the entrance to the city of Al-Bireh, in the northern West Bank.

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Settlers have fired on Palestinian vehicles, searched cars, and used violence against West Bank residents.

All this is done under the cover of the so-called Israel Defense Forces, which have given the green light to the organization of settlers in armed groups.

An example of this was last Monday morning when Zionist Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who announced the creation of armed intervention detachments, located in refugee camps and Israeli settlements in the West Bank area.

Israeli special forces killed at least three Palestinians in a car in Qalqilya, a city in the West Bank.

At least 513 Palestinians have been killed and more than 5,000 have been wounded by Israeli forces and settlers in the West Bank since 7 October, according to UN data. pic.twitter.com/VU3IBYUvpi

— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 21, 2024

According to local sources, these detachments would consist of settlers and would have the power to open fire on any Hamas “militia” they encounter. These armed groups are already stationed in areas such as Jenin.

Another power given to the Investment detachments is to make arbitrary arrests, causing the current number of prisoners, which is not accurate given the number of missing persons, to increase considerably.

It should be recalled that since 7 October 545 Palestinians have died in the West Bank in incidents involving armed Israeli soldiers and settlers, who have increased their attacks on the local population to the point where they receive international sanctions from their allies like the United States.

An armed Israeli settler broke into and invaded the private residence of a Palestinian family, in the city of Jericho, West Bank.
The settler was casually smoking cigarettes and using his phone.
This intrusion has been a repeated occurrence in the West Bank recent months, with… pic.twitter.com/NIZtU4kgsz

— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) June 14, 2024