Lords of the Land: Rising Settler Violence Against Palestinians in the West Bank

12:00 May 27 2024 Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT) الأراضي الفلسطينية West Bank and Jerusalem

Lords of the Land: Rising Settler Violence Against Palestinians in the West Bank
Haaretz Graphic for "Lords of the Land" series of 12 articles.

Under Israel's most extreme right, annexationist government ever, both settlers and soldiers are intensifying intimidation and violence against West Bank Palestinians

A "Deep Dive" series of 12 articles, published by Haaretz.

Cigarette Burns, Beatings, Attempted Sexual Assault: Settlers and Soldiers Abused Palestinians
A week after being assaulted in Wadi as-Seeq, Palestinians and Israeli activists struggle to recover – and accuse an army unit of ‘hilltop youth’ and settlers. The army has removed the commanding officer of the unit and opened an investigation

by Hagar Shezaf
Oct 21, 2023

After a Decade Inside the Most Radical Circles of Israel's Far-right, He's Ready to Tell All
Scholar Idan Yaron penetrated Israel's radical right, winning the trust of its leaders, attending their gatherings and even observing a pogrom. Now he's publishing a book on the Kahanist legacy they are perpetuating

by Hilo Glazer
Oct 6, 2023

With All Eyes on Gaza, West Bank Palestinians Are Facing Unprecedented Violence
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Nov 28, 2023

A Population Transfer Under the Cover of War: A Visit to the Forsaken Land of Settler Militias
Since the start of the war, residents of 16 Palestinian shepherding communities have been forced out of their villages by settlers. The South Hebron Hills are now being ruled effectively by local defense squads, made up in many cases by violent settlers in uniform who are committing a population transfer

by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac
Nov 18, 2023

As War Rages, Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Try to Block the Palestinian Olive Harvest
Far-right politicians like Bezalel Smotrich have joined forces with West Bank settlers in the campaign – as violence against Palestinian farmers ramps up on this front

by Hagar Shezaf
Nov 20, 2023

'There's War, Blood Is Boiling': Settlers Force Palestinians Out of Their West Bank Homes,
Settler violence in the West Bank is escalating during the Israel-Hamas war: Palestinian residents of a village in the Jordan Valley say that a settler gave them five hours to flee their homes

by Hagar Shezaf
Oct 17, 2023

The Holocaust, Pogroms and Settler Violence: Israel Can't Ignore Jewish History
Israel can intercept ballistic missiles launched a thousand miles away and sell them to Germany, but it can’t keep tabs on gangs of settler vigilantes? Maybe it isn't looking too closely

Anshel Pfeffer
Jun 22, 2023

Checkpoints, Closed Shops, Not Enough Medicine: Hawara Has Become a Ghost Town
The Israeli military has set up roadblocks, cutting the West Bank Palestinian town in two, making it difficult to move or reach surrounding communities. Residents think twice about leaving the house for fear of settler attacks. The military says it has ordered troops to allow free pedestrian traffic

by Hagar Shezaf
Nov 2, 2023

The Palestinian Boy Whose Village Was Destroyed Turned Into a True Freedom Fighter
Nasser Nawaj’ah saw his family expelled from its village, which was demolished, and witnessed the murder of a shepherd by a settler. After choosing the path of nonviolent resistance, he became a field researcher for B'Tselem, and has now received the New Israel Fund’s Truth to Power Award

by Gideon Levy and Alex Levac
Sep 15, 2023

Israel Prevents Palestinians From Defending Themselves as It Empowers the Settlers
For Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank, self-defense against Jewish violence is a criminal offense subject to arrest, trial, imprisonment and heavy fines – or death

by Amira Hass
Aug 11, 2023

Settler Violence in the West Bank Isn't an Oversight, It's a Longstanding Policy
Data collected by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reveals that there have been at least 570 attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank this year – an average of three attacks a day

by Amira Hass
July 1, 2023
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