Jewish settlers try to destroy a Palestinian playground near Hebron. (Photo: via Social Media)
Amnesty International has condemned an attack by Israeli settlers and soldiers against Palestinian children in a playground in the occupied West Bank village of Susya, near Hebron (Al-Khalil), according to the Middle East Monitor.
The incident took place on Saturday when Israeli soldiers prevented the children and their mothers from having access to the playground in their village.
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The playground opened in September after renovations to eradicate safety issues.
According to local residents, as soon as the repairs were completed, Jewish settlers began to go to the playground and photograph it. Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that the settlers staged a protest and demanded that the Israeli Civil Administration should demolish it because it was built without a permit.
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Amnesty described the actions of the Israeli soldiers and settlers as “a new episode in the series of hate crimes” committed by illegal settlers under the protection of the army against the Palestinians by expelling them from “public places, parks and woods”.
Human rights activist Basil Adra, who witnessed the playground incident, told Amnesty that the settlers have been doing this every week for some time.