The IOF troops (Israeli Occupation Forces, SFP note) did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs.
In the 3 amateur videos released by the Yesh Din human rights group, the IOF soldiers appear to be protecting the masked Jewish settlers from Yitzhar during their confrontation with Palestinians in the village of Urif in the West Bankon Tuesday.
“IDF (Israeli Defence Forces, SFP note) soldiers have the obligation, based on international law and High Court of Justice rulings, to protect Palestinian residents from violence, and IDF soldiers have the authority to detain suspects, including Israeli suspects, until the police arrive,” Yesh Din said in a statement.
The footage shows at least 5 armed IOF soldiers standing amongst the settlers and at times…
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