Israeli Settler Violence in the West Bank | November 2011

Violence by Israeli settlers in the West Bank undermines the physical security and livelihoods of Palestinians living under Israel’s prolonged military occupation. This violence takes place in a climate of impunity, with the Israeli authorities failing to adequately enforce the rule of law against Israeli settlers. The root cause of the settler violence phenomenon is Israel’s decades-long policy of illegally facilitating and encouraging the settling of its citizens inside occupied Palestinian territory.