Settlers vandalize six Palestinian cars, Nablus area mayor says

“What happened does not serve Palestinian or Israeli interests and it is essential that we see the authorities take real action.”

February 13, 2018 15:36
1 minute read.

A car in Jit that was allegedly vandalized by settlers.. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A group of four settlers on Tuesday vandalized six cars in Jit, a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, spray painting them with the words “death to Arabs” and “transfer now,” a local Palestinian official said.

Pictures shared on social media show several cars in Jit, near Nablus, with Hebrew graffiti spray painted on them and their tires slashed.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

“Our surveillance cameras make clear that the settlers came at 3 a.m. and vandalized our cars,” Jit Mayor Jamal al-Yamin told The Jerusalem Post. “The cameras also show that the car the settlers drove into our village has an Israeli license plate.”

Israeli cars have yellow license plates, whereas Palestinian cars have white plates. However, Palestinians sometimes own cars with yellow license plates.

The Israeli Police came to Jit to investigate what happened and collect the surveillance cameras, according to Yamin.

A West Bank Police spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

Yamin said he hopes the Israeli authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We call on the Israelis to carry out a serious investigation, bring the perpetrators to justice and ensure compensation for the car owners,” he said. “What happened does not serve Palestinian or Israeli interests and it is essential that we see the authorities take real action.”

Samaria Council spokeswoman Esther Aloush did not respond to a request for comment.

Zakaria Sede, a Rabbis for Human Rights field worker who resides in Jit, said that he was surprised to learn about the vandalism.

“We rarely see these types of things happening in our village,” he said in phone call.

In the past five weeks, two settlers were killed in terrorist attacks in the Nablus area.

Related Content

Palestinian children attend class at school that began in 2018 in Khan al-Ahmar that will be demolis
July 16, 2018
PA minister: Khan al-Ahmar school will defeat the occupation