UN warns 250,000 Palestinians ‘vulnerable’ to settler violence – Haaretz – Israel News

A report released by the United Nations last year says settlers angered over the destruction of outposts could exact revenge on 250,000 Palestinians in the West Bank.

The report, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Occupied Palestinian Territory, claims settlers may employ the so-called price tag policy, by which they exact a “price” from Palestinians in response to terror attacks or Israel Defense Force actions to evacuate unauthorized outposts, placing Palestinians from 83 villages in harm’s way.

[T]he main concern is the frequent failure of the Israeli security forces to intervene and stop settler attacks in real time, including the failure to arrest suspected settlers on the spot.”

“Among the main reasons behind this failure is the ambiguous message delivered by the Government of Israel and the IDF top officials to the security forces in the field regarding their authority and responsibility to enforce the law on Israeli settlers,” the report continues.

via UN warns 250,000 Palestinians ‘vulnerable’ to settler violence – Haaretz – Israel News.

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