Anonymous leaflets warn West Bank village to flee to Jordan or face another ‘Nakba’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Anonymous leaflets warning Palestinians in the West Bank that they have “one last chance” to escape to Jordan or face another “Nakba” were placed on the cars of the residents of the northern West Bank village of Deir Istiya.

“The murderous ISIS satanic Hamas organization that wants to corrupt the country made the biggest mistake in history by declaring war on us and massacring children and the elderly,” the leaflets declare.

“You wanted a Nakba like what happened in 1948. We will bring down a great Nakba on your heads soon. You have one last chance to escape to Jordan in an orderly manner or we will forcibly expel you from our sacred lands that God bequeathed to us,” read the fliers, which were also placed on cars at the Yakir Junction just north of the Ariel settlement.

Deir Istiya Mayor Firas Diab tells Haaretz that settlers entered the farming lands of the village and hurled stones at the residents in recent days in crimes that went unpunished.

Settler violence has intensified further since the outbreak of the Gaza war.

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