In the first month and a half since the outbreak of the war, Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank intensified. During this period, Yesh Din recorded 225 incidents of Israeli civilian violence in 93 Palestinian communities in the West Bank. Among other things, settlers killed nine Palestinians with live ammunition, expelled shepherding communities from their lands, set fire to houses and cars, cut down olive trees and vandalized property. As far as Yesh Din knows, out of the hundreds of settlers who participated in the attacks, no one was detained, interrogated or arrested in relation to these cases (except for one who was arrested and quickly released). This is not just a malfunction of law enforcement in the West Bank, but a policy by Israel, who is complicit in the violent acts of revenge that Israeli settlers perpetrate on innocent Palestinians.

 

List of settler violence incidents in the West Bank October 7th until November 20th, 2023