Security agencies urge Israel to end violent incidents
On Wednesday, Jews torched homes and vehicles in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya
Six Palestinians were killed in an Israeli attack on the Jenin refugee camp.
Report – Shankhyanil Sarkar
Israel. Violence erupted again in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The violence between Israelis and Palestinians has spiraled out of control. The United Nations also issued a severe warning on Friday about this violence. Expressing concern, UN human rights chief Volker Turk said the recent killings and violence along with provocative rhetoric serve to push Israelis and Palestinians into the abyss. This week, at least 18 people have died in the area due to the infiltration of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Palestinian disbelievers as well as Jews.
Israeli media outlet Haaretz said in a report that Israeli residents were seen vandalizing a West Bank mosque in the Palestinian village of Urif earlier on Wednesday.
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Yesh Din said in a statement obtained by Israeli media that a masked resident was seen leaving the mosque with a Quran which he then tore up on the street outside. The Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din condemned the incident and called it an organized genocide. No effort has been made by the army to stop the attacks from the people settled here. Shocking footage reveals the settlers’ sole purpose is to incite riots by waging organized carnage.
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The Palestinian village of Urif made headlines amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after Muhannad Shahadeh, 26, and his friend Khaled Sabah, 24, attacked a gas station outside the settlement on Tuesday neighboring Jew.
These Palestinians were later revealed to be linked to Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip. All had killed 4 Israelis and seriously wounded 4 others. Moments later, a bystander and an Israeli army officer were also shot dead.
Hamas said the attacks on the gas station were retaliation for Monday’s Israeli attack on the Jenin refugee camp that killed six Palestinians. Later Wednesday, residents also set fire to a school and attempted to set fire to houses and a mosque. Residents said the settlers entered the village from the side of the Yitzhar settlement. The two Hamas-linked men are believed to be from the village of Urif.
In a separate incident, Jewish residents torched homes and vehicles in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya on Wednesday, Haaretz reported citing security officials. Following the settler uproar, violence erupted between security forces and Palestinians, in which a 27-year-old man named Omar Ketin was shot dead.
US envoy to Israel Tom Nides strongly criticized settlers for violence in the West Bank and said Washington would not sit idly by in recent days of settler violence. Nides said security agencies have encouraged Israel to take the necessary steps to prevent such violent incidents.
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