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A map of reported settler violence in the West Bank. The map only covers the month of July. 
The vast majority of cases are not reported, of those that are reported many will not be investigated, and of those investigated less than 10% will lead to any sort of indictment, generally with a light punishment (for example banishment from the West Bank for 6 months for a violent assault or property destruction).
Every month Palestinian livestock are killed or poisoned, wells are poisoned, crops and trees are attacked, poisoned, or even just stolen by settlers. Palestinian cars are sometimes torched, settlers sneak into villages and physically assault villagers. Sometimes homes or mosques are even burned.
The Civil Administration (the military organization that runs the West Bank) and the IDF do next to nothing to prevent or stop these attacks, isolated incidents have even involved the support of off duty soldiers, carrying their military firearms. In this violent atmosphere many Palestinians lose livelihood and are forced to move (independent of home demolitions, though currently 8 villages in the Hebron hills are slated to be demolished for a military “firing zone”, the villagers will be forced to leave Area C). The policy provides for a version of “self deportation”, by making living conditions so poor for Palestinians they are forced to leave Israeli controlled areas, which can then be made open for new outposts and settlements, either with or without direct government assistance. 
The map comes from Haaretz, here 

A map of reported settler violence in the West Bank. The map only covers the month of July. 

The vast majority of cases are not reported, of those that are reported many will not be investigated, and of those investigated less than 10% will lead to any sort of indictment, generally with a light punishment (for example banishment from the West Bank for 6 months for a violent assault or property destruction).

Every month Palestinian livestock are killed or poisoned, wells are poisoned, crops and trees are attacked, poisoned, or even just stolen by settlers. Palestinian cars are sometimes torched, settlers sneak into villages and physically assault villagers. Sometimes homes or mosques are even burned.

The Civil Administration (the military organization that runs the West Bank) and the IDF do next to nothing to prevent or stop these attacks, isolated incidents have even involved the support of off duty soldiers, carrying their military firearms. In this violent atmosphere many Palestinians lose livelihood and are forced to move (independent of home demolitions, though currently 8 villages in the Hebron hills are slated to be demolished for a military “firing zone”, the villagers will be forced to leave Area C). The policy provides for a version of “self deportation”, by making living conditions so poor for Palestinians they are forced to leave Israeli controlled areas, which can then be made open for new outposts and settlements, either with or without direct government assistance. 

The map comes from Haaretz, here 

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