statistics of settlers' violence
I woke up this morning with another bunch of news about settlers violence and I decided I want to know what different sources tell us:
Wikipedia: "In 2007 Israeli prosecutors determined that of 515 criminal suits relating to violent activity committed by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and Israeli security forces, 502 related to right wing Jewish settlers in the Occupied Territories." (two American sources) "The United Nations has warned that up to 250,000 Palestinians in 83 villages are "highly or moderately" vulnerable to settler retaliation if the unauthorized outposts in the West Bank are removed by the Israeli government. 75,900 Palestinians in 22 villages are "highly vulnerable"." (source: Ha'aretz) In 2010 caused " a systematic campaign of violence and intimidation […] the destruction of over 10,000 olive trees". (the Guardian) Annual statistics suggests settler violence against Palestinians and their property in the West Bank is on the rise:
- 2009. Number of assaults 168
- 2010. Number of assaults 312
- 2011 Number of assaults 411
and there an external link to a map of violence: http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_settler_violence_map_april_2012_english.pdf
Of course, there is no such article in Hebrew in Wikipedia. I have my experience with Hebrew Wikipedia, they are totally Zionists.
The map I mentioned comes from the "Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs occupied Palestinian territory" (UN). There you can read:
� The number of settler attacks resulting in Palestinian casualties and property damage has increased by
32% in 2011 compared to 2010, and by over 144% compared to 2009.
� In 2011, three Palestinians were killed and 183 injured by Israeli settlers. In addition, one Palestinian
was killed, and 125 others injured, by Israeli soldiers during clashes between Israeli settlers and
� Eight Israeli settlers were killed and 37 others injured by Palestinians in 2011, compared to five killed
and 50 injured in 2010.
� In 2011, about 10,000 Palestinian-owned trees, primarily olive trees, were damaged or destroyed by
Israeli settlers, significantly undermining the livelihoods of hundreds of families.
� In 2011, 139 Palestinians were displaced due to settler attacks, with some affected families moving to
Area A and B.
� Over 90% of monitored complaints regarding settler violence filed by Palestinians with the Israeli
police in recent years have been closed without indictment.
� OCHA has identified over 80 communities with a combined population of nearly 250,000 Palestinians
vulnerable to settler violence, including 76,000 who are at high-risk.
(nearly the same numbers)
On electronicintifada.net you can read: “92% of the 600 cases related to settler violence monitored by Israeli NGO Yesh Din between 2005 and April 2010 were closed by Israeli authorities without resolution.”
They mention OCHA as a source of the following numbers: "In 2011 there were 411 settler attacks resulting in Palestinian casualties and property damage compared to 266 attacks in 2010, an increase of more than 50%. Comparted to 132 attacks in 2009, the number has more than tripled." The numbers are different from the numbers I mentioned before (source: Ha'aretz), but not different enough to say: this is bullshit!
Another source is the "Palestine Center" ("Jerusalem Fund"), but there I canoot find statistics.
And you have Memo (http://www.middleeastmonitor.com) :
- Settler violence takes a number of forms. It is widespread and enduring but may escalate and peak at times. Recent reports have shown a sharp general increase in the trend with "290 settler-related incidents targeting Palestinians and their property" during the first eight months of 2008 alone [UNOCHA]. A 59% increase on the 182 incidents throughout 2006 and a 19% increase on the 243 in 2007.
- 40% of all settler violence in the West Bank takes place in Hebron. – See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/resources/fact-sheets/61-israeli-settler-violence-against-palestinian-civilians#sthash.R4IRMoPQ.dpuf
But the real first who began to monitor settlers' violence, was and is till today:
They report regularly, instantly, and constantly.
Now: 1. sorry for my bad English. 2. What are your conclusions?