A progressive advocacy group called Just Foreign Policy, has sent out what follows, about a rock-throwing attack by West Bank Jewish settlers on vehicles from the US consulate in Jerusalem. They were from the settlement near the Palestinian village where a PA official died in an angry confrontation with Israeli Border Police.
On Friday, January 2nd, Israeli far-right settlers from the illegal Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank stoned two cars belonging to the staff of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem. The U.S. consulate has video documenting the settlers’ attack.
U.S. diplomats from the consulate were asked to examine olive saplings belonging to Palestinian farmers—some of whom are U.S. citizens—from the village of Turmus Aya, north-east of Ramallah, that had been uprooted overnight Thursday by settlers. Security officials from the consulate arrived in the area ahead of the diplomats but were forced to leave by the attacking settlers.
As a result of the settlers’ violent attack, the consular officials cancelled their visit. Thus – so far – the far-right settlers have been able to evade responsibility for their previous violent and illegal actions by using even more violence.
Urge President Obama and your representatives in Congress to fully investigate this incident . . .
Postscript: Unfortunately, the video is a report about the incident, rather than of the incident itself. Still, it has been reported by the Associated Press and confirmed by Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
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