Settlers Invade Nablus Village
Wednesday August 22, 2012 13:41 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies
A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the village of Awarta, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and tried to torch two Palestinian cars after writing racist graffiti against the Palestinians.
Masked Settlers - File Maan News Agency
Local sources reported that the settlers came from Itamar illegal settlement, built on Palestinian lands, near Awarta village, east of Nablus.
The sources added that the settlers wrote anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls of some homes, and fled the scene after some residents noticed them.
The attack is the latest of a series of seriously escalating attacks carried out by extremist settlers against the Palestinians and their property.
On Tuesday at dawn, a number of armed extremist Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian home in Far’ata village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and tried to torch it.
One of the attacked youths, identified as Jamal Julani, 17, is currently in a serious condition at the Hadassah Israeli hospital in Jerusalem.
Last Thursday, settlers hurled a firebomb at a Palestinian Taxi causing severe injuries to Ayman Mohammad Ghayatha, 36, his wife Jamila Abdul-Hai, 28, their children; Mohammad, 5, and Eman, 4, and Hasan Mohammad Hasan Ghayatha, 26. The Taxi driver, Bassam Mohammad Ghayatha, 55, was also injured.
Medical sources said that the wounded family suffered fourth degree burns, the worst degree of burns as the flesh is burnt to the bone, and that their condition is deteriorating.
In Jerusalem Friday, August 17, a mob of Israelis chanting 'Death to Arabs' attacked three young Palestinians, nearly killing one and severely wounding the other two.
The attack took place in Zion Square, where three as-yet unidentified Palestinian youth were walking when the mob began beating them, chanting ethnic slurs including “A Jew is a soul and an Arab is a son of a b--”
On Monday, the Israeli Police apprehended seven Israeli youths suspected of involvement in the lynch attack.
A similar 'lynch mob' type incident took place in March in Jerusalem's Malha Mall. Despite the submission of cellphone video footage to the Israeli police to help identify the assailants, no investigation was done and no arrests were ever made.
Instead, according to journalist Ali Abunimah, “Israel’s Hasbara [propaganda] machinery jumped into action, denying there was a pervasive problem with racism. The Jewish Agency’s online hasbara chief Avi Mayer even mounted a publicity stunt where he went to Malha Mall to distribute candy.”