Violent Jewish Settler Colonists Attempt to Kidnap and Shoot Two Young Palestinian Children


Palestinian boy attacked by violent Jewish settler colonists escaped kidnapping attempt. ISM
Palestinian boy attacked by violent Jewish settler colonists escaped kidnapping attempt. ISM

Killing Palestinians in Gaza is not enough; killing Palestinians in the ‘West Bank’ is not enough, even the horrific revenge-murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir was not enough. No, the violent Jewish settler colonists need more Palestinian blood to satiate their gore-worship, lust for revenge and punishment of Gentiles they believe ‘pollute’ their land. Except that it isn’t their land. The death of every single Palestinian will still not be enough. It will never be enough for them because it’s not even really about Palestinians, it’s about implacable, irrational Gentile-hatred. They hate Palestinians because it reminds them of what they did in 1948 and that they failed to kill each and every single one, and that the land IS NOT THEIRS and their entire existence is based on lies.

15 July, 2014 IMEU
Yesterday, in the village of Deir Istiya, two young boys, Hasim Abu Zeed (13) and Hathem Yaser Abu Zeed (9) were attacked by Israeli settlers.

Every day Hasim and Hathem’s family have to cross a road, which separates their homes from the village. This puts them in a dangerous position, exposing them to settler harassment and violence. Yesterday evening when they were passing a road to visit a store in the village, a car drove by and dragged the two boys inside. Hasim screamed, causing people to wake in the village, this appeared to unnerve the settlers and the two boys managed to escape into the olive fields, close to their house. While the boys ran, one of the settlers pulled out an M16 and tried to shoot them, and also fired into the sky. Thankfully neither boy was injured.

When the Israeli soldiers arrived, they offered the family protection for four days, but left after an hour. The family is now extremely frightened; especially as this was not the first time one of their children was targeting by colonial settlers.

Seven months ago, Hathem’s younger brother, Ibrahim Yaser Abu Zeed (8) was crossing the street when a settle car ran him over, dragging him several meters before driving away. When the boy was found his wounds were so severe that it seemed likely he would die.

He was taken to a hospital located inside the state of Israel and fortunately survived, traumatized and badly injured, he returned to his family. Several months later, he still has to use a prescribed cream on his wounds to help the scar tissue heal. The cream costs 170 shekels, which is a serious financial burden.

Physical violence from settlers in Deir Istya is not uncommon; the situation is the same in so many other Palestinian villages close to illegal settlements. Deir Istya is being surrounded by settlements, which continue to steal more and more Palestinian land. The village itself is located in area A (under full Palestinian Authority civil and security control), but it is surrounded by area C (under full Israeli military civil and security control).

Nine people in the Zeed family live in in two rooms. The father of the family attempted to erect a tent for his goats beside the house, which Israeli soldiers immediately demanded him to destroy himself, or they would force him to pay them to destroy it.

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