Jewish extremists stoned homes and vehicles in two Palestinian villages in the Samaria region of the West Bank late Tuesday night as part of a pair of hate crimes, the left-wing group Yesh Din alleged on Wednesday morning.
In video and photographs provided, it was possible to see damage caused in the villages of Huwara and Jalud.
At around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, a group of Jews entered Huwara and stoned vehicles, shattering windows in two of them, Yesh Din charged.
The same vandals also stoned a home, damaging windows, while family members slept inside, Yesh Din reported, adding a further report on Monday that Jewish extremists entered the village of Jalud, where they threw stones at a home and at a vehicle, damaging its windows.
Just as predictably as “the sun rises in the east, the settlers continue to riot and intimidate Palestinians, and law enforcement agencies allow this,” Yesh Din CEO Lior Amihai said.
“The silence of government ministers and politicians during an election campaign illustrates how comfortable and safe rioters feel in committing their crimes,” he said.
“This is what an apartheid regime looks like,” he added.
At last week’s UN Security Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland spoke both of Israeli violence against Palestinians and Palestinian violence against Israelis.
“In the last month, Israeli settlers and other civilians perpetrated some 25 attacks against Palestinians, resulting in five injuries and damage to property. Palestinians perpetrated 59 attacks against Israeli settlers and other civilians in the West Bank, resulting in eight injuries and damage to property,” Wennesland said.