The Palestinian Foreign Ministry says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fully responsible for the crimes carried out by Jewish settlers against the people of Palestine.
In a statement released on Sunday, the ministry slammed Netanyahu for his support for illegal settlers that allows them to carry out crimes against Palestinians without prosecution.
It added that the continued attacks show that Netanyahu is not serious about pursuing Jewish terrorist groups and even encourages them.
The statement also noted the ministry’s surprise over the absence of international reaction to such crimes which are being carried out in broad daylight.
The statement went on to call on human rights organizations to document the Tel Aviv regime’s crimes to later use them as evidence in international courts.
Meanwhile, a group of Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farms in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, beating and injuring three Palestinians.
The incident occurred in the village of al-Janiyah, some eight kilometers northwest of Ramallah, where 15 settlers from the nearby settlement of Talmon assaulted and savagely beat the Palestinians.
Settlers, mostly armed, regularly attack Palestinian villages and farms and set fire to their mosques, olive groves and other properties in the West Bank under the so-called “price tag” policy.
Price tag attacks are acts of vandalism and violence against Palestinians and their property as well as Islamic holy sites by Israeli settlers.
Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds.
All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. Tel Aviv has defied calls to stop the expansion of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.