Bennett accused of giving ‘green light’ to settler violence

The Combatants for Peace group, which brings together Israeli and Palestinian victims of violence, condemns Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for speaking out in support of settlers after his police minister discussed attacks on Palestinians with senior US official Victoria Nuland.

The group says Bennett, who characterized settlers attacking Palestinians as “marginal elements,” gave “full backing to depraved settler violence which has reached new heights under his watch.”

“Bennett gave a green light to the Wild West [atmosphere] in the territories and a shot in the arm to hilltop youth — the settler movement’s armed wing.”

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