Staff from the US Consulate at Jerusalem attempted to investigate reports of Israeli settlers uprooting olive trees at a Palestinian village, and found themselves attacked by armed settlers en route.
The settlers didn’t fire on the consular vehicles, but threw stones at them, forcing them out of their cars. Reports are that consular security officials drew their weapons, though they didn’t fire either.
The State Department confirmed the incident, but denied the US forces drew their guns, and said they were “deeply concerned” by the attack on US consular personnel.
According to Awad Abu Samra, the Palestinian who filed the initial complaint and who accompanied the consular convoy, they fled the scene after a brief standoff, saying they were under strict orders not to engage Israeli settlers in any way. They never did investigate the olive tree vandalism.
Attacks on Palestinian olive trees are quite common, however, and settlers rarely deny such incidents. The Israeli police confirmed the attack on the consulate vehicles, and said an inquiry is underway, but that no arrests were made against the attacking settlers.
26 thoughts on “US Consulate Staff Attacked by Israeli Settlers in West Bank”
This blatant attack on the U.S. Consulate will result in no real punishment for these murderous settlers since they know the American Israeli lobby pays campaign bribes to the Washington politicians to remain silent.
Last night I watched a 4 part miniseries (6 hours, total) made-for-TV movie produced in 2011 titled, "The Promise" on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/the-promise ). It was made in Israel and told the back story of how the British army managed the immigration of Jewish refugees into Palestine during the aftermath of World War II as well as what goes on today in the Israeli occupied State of Palestine.
I had read previously read about the Zionist paramilitary group called the "Irgun" but this movie showed how they openly confronted the British "Tommies" and kidnapped or killed them when the opportunity presented itself to demand that more Jews be allowed to immigrate above the quota limits.
The contemporary story told of how the Palestine people are mistreated by the Jewish settlers in the West Bank while the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) does nothing to stop them. The Israelis will continue to steal Palestinian land and expand the Jewish settlements because the settlers know the IDF will protect them from any Palestinian acts of reprisal.
This is the first movie I have ever seen streamed over the Internet that tells the story of how Palestinians suffer at the hands of their Israeli occupiers. I recommend people see this film and tell others about it.
Another part that is never mentioned–British rescue team were ambushed and hung all on date trees. When military arrived and tried to cut ropes of the deceased hanging bodies down- exploded, -each body was loaded with explosives–many Brits died.
Really nice folks we have in Israel :^(
US jr. team attacked by Russian jr.s and lose badly. a great day for Vlad
By the end of WW2 the British nation and its government knew that the exhausted Britain could not continue to hold on to its mandate of Palestine. The only nation which could have taken over, the USA, was not interested. That can was not "kicked down the road" indefinitely but handed over to the newly minted United Nations which immediately proceeded to violate the original mandate which the UN had inherited from the League if Nations. That mandate did not allow the atomization of Palestine. Nevertheless it was in the interest of the winners of WW2 to maintain a strong Western bridgehead in Palestine hence they aided or at least did not stem the illegal influx of Jews after 1945. For Britain the establishment of a State of Israel was a help for the control of the Suez Canal.
When the developments towards a State of Israel did not go fast enough for a gang of Zionist terrorists they blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem which housed the British military and administrative headquarters in Palestine. What a way to say "thank you Mr. Attlee; thank you Mr. Churchill"!
Ah yes, Jewish supremacists bite the hand that feeds them.
At least they didn't kill some Palestinians.
They will be severely restrained once the ICC get down to investigating the war crimes since 1948 and still after all the murder/genocide/war crimes/destruction/starvation America still tries to stop what the Palestinians want as their right as humans.
The ICC wouldn't have any reason to investigate war crimes since 1948, since its jurisdiction only goes back to, at the longest, 2002.
The ICC said it was "too busy" to prosecute Israeli war crimes just a couple of months ago. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/11/13/ptv-icc-c…
It will be interesting what happens here. If these were Palestinian children throwing rocks, they would of been shot at, arrested and thrown in jail.
Yep, IF they were Palestinians. But they were Israeli settlers, and the USG reaction of being "deeply concerned" is the last we'll hear of this incident.
What Obama and Party sow – so shall they reap.
Its not Obama cock it is the Zionist controlled government of the US they took over whilst you were asleep.
Good thing they weren't Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli tanks- those rocks are dangerous and require deadly force in reply. I guess all rocks aren't created equal?
All rocks are equal…some are more equal than others. Sheesh, Caesar, where you been?
Security contractors — Hired to protect a real estate venture
Just imagine the massive amount of wealth being hoarded by the building of upper-class homes for wealthy investors from abroad. A real estate boom and the best money maker ever, an essential element of the occupation, which makes the stealing of land at gunpoint just as essential.
Did someone said an enquiry was underway? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
Sooner or late, some World leader (e.g. Pope Francis), will step-up out of the mud and call the Israelis, the racist thieves that they are.
World Leader? A truly fictional character.
Only a fool from the State Department would "be deeply concerned" about these attacks. After all, what could go wrong when our Israel policy is "good Israel here is your next military welfare check or bad Israel here is your next military welfare check".
They're the good guys aren't they? Aren't they allowed to attack the good guys?
Shoot the illegal squatters and ask questions later! These vermin need to be taken out period.
I like that!
The consular people should have taken out the murderous nazis.
The privilege to kill — Not all victims are equal
Take the time last year when a CIA agent working under cover in the US Consulate in Pakistan, when he attracted the attention of worldwide media by using a high powered hand gun to blow holes in a windshield and kill dead on the spot two Pakistan agents, two men who were guilty of nothing more then trailing him.
As most of you may recall, the public was in a riot, a royal uproar and would have lynched him in short order, had not the Consulate quickly paid a public bond in the millions perhaps and the CIA bribed a General with an equal amount.
Of course if it was a Palestinian attack we'd be having our ears drubbed with the creeping terror of Hamas. Now it's just disgruntled thieves – er – "settlers" whateverthehell that even means.
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