Far-right activists loot another truck in West Bank; unclear whether it was actually carrying aid to Gaza

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

For the second time in hours, extremist Israelis in the West Bank have blocked and looted a truck being driven by a Palestinian driver who they thought was delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza.

The latest incident takes place near the illegal Givat Asaf outpost.

It is not immediately clear whether the truck was actually carrying aid for Gaza, and activists have on several occasions targeted trucks that were simply carrying commercial goods, assaulting the drivers in the process.

As with earlier today, there are no reports of arrests, as attacks by violent settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities, leading the US and other Western countries to begin issuing sanctions against the extremists earlier this year.


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