World Bulletin / News Desk
Footage showing Israeli occupation soldiers protecting Jewish settlers as they attack a Palestinian village in the occupied territories of the West Bank has been released by the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights.
The recording features an incident that took place on January 6, 2014, in which a group of Jewish settlers laid siege to a Palestinian village, throwing stones and vandalizing property. A number of Israeli soldiers, at least one of them armed, stood back while the settlers terrorized the Palestinian villagers. However, when local children came out of their school and started throwing stones back, the Israeli soldiers fired tear gas canisters.
Commenting on the footage, a statement by the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights said: "The filmed record indicates that the military, which is required to defend Palestinians in the West Bank, in actual fact served as a security entourage for violent settlers. During the incident, the military backed the settlers in their assault on Palestinians and their property."Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2014, 17:44