There's a Different Kind of Escalation Brewing in the West Bank

The rise of settler violence against Palestinians is likely to continue as the army, the police and Israeli society stand by passively – or even encourage attacks

Amira Hass
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The noticeable escalation in the West Bank is firstly due to settler violence toward Palestinians. And the assumption among Palestinians must be that this escalation will only continue, as the army and police, as well as Israeli society as a whole, stand by without trying to or succeeding in halting it, in the best case, and supporting and encouraging it, in the other case.