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Israeli settlers spread coronavirus fear by spitting on Palestinian cars

The Palestine Project
2 min readApr 1, 2020

JERUSALEM (WAFA) — Israeli settlers caused serious concern of corona pandemic among Palestinians in the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, when they started to spit on cars entering or leaving the village surrounded by illegal settlements, said witnesses.

They told WAFA that two settles from the illegal Ramot settlement, build on Beit Iksa land, stood at the entrance to the village and started to spit on Palestinian cars entering or leaving the village in an attempt to spread fear of the corona disease.

Village youths confronted the settlers and forced them to leave the area and then proceeded to disinfect the road and cars.

Ramot settlement has reported 17 cases of coronavirus.

Palestinian and international human rights organizations have strongly condemned Israeli treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories in this time of the rapid spread of the deadly corona pandemic, particularly Israeli army and settlers’ incursions into Palestinian areas.

The Israeli authorities have also prevented Palestinian volunteers in occupied Jerusalem from performing tests and disinfecting their neighborhoods in light of Israel’s failure to do this work.

In an earlier report: Israeli soldiers intentionally and repeatedly spitting at cars, walls and doorsteps in Palestinian areas.

Dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers at daybreak last Friday stormed several neighborhoods in the West Bank city of al-Khalil and deliberately spat at Palestinian houses’ doors and cars to intimidate the residents amid Coronavirus spread.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Israeli soldiers intentionally and repeatedly spitting at cars, walls and doorsteps.

After the Israeli soldiers withdrew, Palestinian workers rushed to sterilize the places which the soldiers spat at, fearing Coronavirus infection, especially with recent news that many Israeli soldiers have been diagnosed with the novel virus.