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thecradle | West Bank settlers set fire to trucks mistaken for Gaza aid shipments, 17 May
the Times of Israel reported on 17 May.
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In a statement, the army said the settlers attacked the Israeli driver of the truck at a junction outside the Kochav Hashahar settlement, northeast of Ramallah, before lighting the truck on fire. Soldiers provided medical treatment to the Israeli driver while working to fend off the mob. The army said the extremists responded with violence toward the soldiers.

In a separate incident, dozens of rioting settlers protesting aid to Gaza hurled rocks at Palestinian cars at the Tapuah Junction south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli police responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Haaretz reported that one of the Israelis was lightly wounded after being hit by a car whose Palestinian driver was attempting to escape from the mob....

ft | Pier opens for Gaza aid as US warns of 'imminent famine', 17 May
The first humanitarian aid arrived in Gaza by sea via a US-built floating pier on Friday as shipments over land have frequently been impeded by Israeli restrictions and protests by members of the country's far right.
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On Thursday night, a truck believed to be carrying aid to Gaza was stopped on a West Bank highway and set on fire by far-right Israeli protesters. Three Israeli soldiers were injured while attempting to provide medical care to the driver and disperse people, said the Israeli military. Israeli media reported that it was at least the fourth such attack on a Gaza aid convoy crossing Israeli territory from Jordan or the West Bank since late last week.

Far-right Israeli finance minister Bezalel Smotrich wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, demanding "clarifications" about aid being supplied directly from the West Bank and Israel for Gaza. He claimed the supply of aid via this route violated previous cabinet decisions.

"We must defeat Hamas—renewing trade with Gaza is not the way," Smotrich wrote.

by Cat on Fri May 17th, 2024 at 10:56:09 PM EST
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