Tibi decries ‘ongoing pogrom’ against Palestinians, silence from Israeli officials

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Ta’al leader Ahmad Tibi says an Israeli double standard is at fault for what he’s diagnosed as a dearth of condemnations of settler violence against West Bank Palestinians.

Speaking at the Hadash-Ta’al party’s Monday faction meeting, Tibi says that there has been an “ongoing pogrom” against Palestinian residents of the West Bank city of Hebron, which saw clashes between settlers and Palestinians, and between settlers and soldiers, over the past few days.

“We heard no condemnations, not even a demand for condemnation,” he charges, despite “many incidents of violence.”

Meanwhile, “the single attack on the settler soldier by a settler was condemned,” he says, referring to a female soldier from the Israeli settlement in Hebron who was beaten with a stick by a person who turned out to be one of her neighbors.

“It’s a double standard. This is hypocrisy,” Tibi adds.

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