Washington, - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on called on Israeli entity to take "urgent" action to stop settler violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said that Blinken stressed the urgent need for affirmative steps to de-escalate tensions in the West Bank, including by confronting rising levels of settler extremist violence.
It is noteworthy that since the start of the occupations aggression against the Gaza Strip on October 7, the occupation forces and settlers have escalated their violations and crimes against the Palestinian people, their land, and their sanctities in the West Bank, especially the forced displacement of citizens.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OHCA) reported that more than 240 attacks had been recorded against Palestinians since October 7, reflecting a significant increase in the rate of settler violence.
Settlers' violations led to forced displacement and eviction of entire Palestinian communities, especially in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the West Bank.
Institutions and legal and legal entities concerned with settlement agree that settler attacks in the West Bank are carried out "in an organized manner" and that they aim to kill and displace Palestinians and not just terrorize them.
Source: Qatar News Agency