Israeli settlers deface Palestinian homes in West Bank

Alaturka Amerika ABD Haberleri

<p>By Qais Abu Samra</p> <p>RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – Jewish settlers on Wednesday spray-painted racist, anti-Arab slogans on Palestinian homes near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, according to local witnesses.</p> <p>Witnesses told Anadolu Agency that Jewish settlers had raided the town of Ein Yabrud near Ramallah, where they spray-painted racist slurs on Palestinian-owned homes and vehicles.</p> <p>According to Israeli media reports, settlers living in illegally-built settlements across the West Bank carried out 482 separate attacks on Palestinians and their property last year alone.</p> <p>These attacks often include physical violence, vandalism and the destruction of Palestinian agricultural land. </p> <p>There are currently 250 Jewish-only settlements built across the West Bank, which Israel occupied in 1967. These settlements are home to an estimated 600,000 Israelis.</p> <p>According to international law, the West Bank remains “occupied territory” and all Jewish settlements built there are illegal.</p>