Investigate brutal attacks in Anatot
On Friday, September 30, settlers in Anatot physically attacked a group of non-violent activists. Twenty Israelis were injured in the attacks, including six who required hospitalization and nine who received medical treatment in clinics.According to reports by those present and several media sources, corroborated by videos and photos, settlers attacked the activists with clubs, stones, and fists, splitting one person’s head open, breaking another’s nose, and attempting to strip a woman of her clothes. Observers have reported that uniformed police officers stood by, doing nothing to stop the attacks. Off-duty police officers are reported to have been among the attackers. To date, nobody has been questioned or detained in connection with the attacks, despite the existence of video footage and photographs that clearly show the faces of the perpetrators.
We call on Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation of the role of police officers in allowing and participating in this attack, and to put safeguards in place to ensure that police officers protect non-violent activists from harm in the future.