‘We need burning villages’: Coalition lawmaker backs unprecedented settler rampage in Palestinian village

By | February 27, 2023

The Times of Israel reports:

On the morning after a deadly and unprecedented rampage by settlers who torched dozens of Palestinian vehicles as well as several homes in retaliation for a deadly Palestinian terror attack, a member of the coalition gave the rioters his complete backing, saying: “A closed, burnt Huwara — that’s what I want to see.”

There was a tense quiet in the Palestinian town of Huwara on Monday morning, with images posted to social media showing dozens of burnt vehicles and sooty buildings after what appeared to be the worst outburst of settler violence in decades.

“It was mortal danger. You couldn’t leave home, you feared getting a bullet to the head at any moment,” an unnamed resident of Huwara told Army Radio on Monday morning, recounting the events of the previous night.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said one man was shot dead by Israeli fire during the riots in the town of Za’tara, south of Huwara and near the settlement of Kfar Tapuah.

The Palestinian Red Crescent medical service said two other people were shot and wounded, a third person was stabbed and a fourth was beaten with an iron bar. [Continue reading…]

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