2016 begins, incitement against human rights organizations in Israel is diverting attention away from human rights violations taking place every day. We at Yesh Din would like to focus on the real issues at hand. Today we present a report in numbers summarizing ideologically motivated offenses committed against Palestinians by Israeli citizens in the West Bank in 2015, based on ongoing monitoring of the cases processed by Yesh Din.
In 2015, Yesh Din documented 135 incidents of ideologically motivated offenses committed against Palestinians, including 58 incidents of violence and 39 incidents of damage to property. Of these, 27 took place inside Palestinian homes or communities, including six cases of arson or attempted arson of Palestinian homes while families were inside