Far-right activists loot truck in West Bank, thinking it was ferrying aid to Gaza

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

A group of Israeli extremists looted a truck being driven by a Palestinian in the West Bank, thinking it was ferrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Dozens of bags of sugar were dumped onto the road near the illegal Israeli Evyatar outpost in what has become a recurring scene in the West Bank over the past two months.

There are no reports of arrests, as attacks by violent settlers are rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities, leading the United States and other Western countries to begin issuing sanctions against the extremists earlier this year.

Far-right activists have repeatedly attacked aid trucks, asserting that the assistance is going to Hamas and not Gaza civilians. In a handful of cases — such as today’s — the vehicles targeted weren’t even carrying any aid.

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