Settler splashes alcohol on a Palestinian woman in Hebron 17 Sep09 September 18, 2009

IMEMC  -  17 September 2009


The New York Times published a photo at its Website of showing a teenage settler splashing alcohol on a Palestinian woman while she was walking in Al Shushed Street in the center of Hebron City, in the southern part of the West Bank.

The paper published the picture as part of an expended report on settlements in the West Bank. The report focuses on Jewish settlers living in illegal outposts installed on Palestinian hills in the West Bank.

The report described the hilltop settlers as the most dangerous among thousands of Jewish settlers in the Palestinian territories, the Maan News Agency reported.

The New York Times said that the settlers in illegal outposts believe that “God wants them to inhibit the land of Palestine”.

The settlers were angered by the Gaza Disengagement Plan of 2005, as Israel evacuated all settlements in the Gaza Strip and also evacuated four settlements in the West Bank. The settlers believe that the withdrawal is an unforgivable sin and that, they “will not forget or forgive”.

The report also focused on repeated settler attacks against the Palestinians in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, and in Hebron in the southern part.

The settlers always try to install their outposts on hilltops, and agricultural areas, and tend to close the roads that link between the Palestinian villagers and their lands.

They repeatedly burnt farmlands, uprooted trees, and attacked dozens of farmers while trying to force them out of their lands.


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