A young Palestinian boy was attacked by a gang of right-wing Israeli extremists in Wadi Hilweh district of Silwan on Monday 28 May. A dozen Israelis targeted the child, with the situation escalating to physical attack when local residents rushed to the scene after hearing the boy’s cries for help.
Reports were received of another attack on Tuesday morning, with a group of settlers scaling a Palestinian home in Wadi Hilweh while the owners were asleep to remove the Palestinian flag flying. Extremist attacks on Palestinians have risen sharply in recent months, with many assailants knowing that Israeli law enforcement’s bias in their favor allows them a high degree of impunity. Frequently Palestinians are arrested and imprisoned on highly questionable grounds while Israelis perpetuating violent crimes against Palestinians are rarely brought to justice.
A group of settlers protected by Israeli police after
attacking local Palestinian boy