Egypt slams Israel for failing to stop settler attacks on Palestinian towns

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

A man checks the convenience store of a gas station, reportedly vandalized by settlers, in al-Lubban al-Sharqiya in the West Bank on June 21, 2023. (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)
A man checks the convenience store of a gas station, reportedly vandalized by settlers, in al-Lubban al-Sharqiya in the West Bank on June 21, 2023. (AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Egypt’s foreign ministry calls for an “immediate cessation” of settler attacks on Palestinian villages in the West Bank after this year’s second deadly reprisal attack by Israelis.

The statement blasts Israeli authorities for failing to intervene and prevent the attacks in Turmus Ayya and other Palestinian villages where settlers torched dozens of buildings and cars.

“Egypt affirms its complete rejection of acts of intimidation and collective punishment targeting Palestinian citizens,” its foreign ministry says.

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