Israeli settler attacks Palestinian truck with ax


TEL AVIV (JTA) — Police have arrested an Israeli settler for axing a Palestinian truck.

The man, 40, whose name was not given, attacked the truck near his home in the northern West Bank settlement of Karnei Shomron, according to the Times of Israel. According to police, he hurled the ax through the truck’s windshield. No one was injured in the incident.

The truck driver reported the incident to Israeli police, and the man was arrested at his home hours later. He confessed to the act in a police investigation.

Indictments for settler crimes against Palestinians are rare. Out of 150 complaints of settler violence made by Palestinians in 2013 and 2014, only two resulted in indictments, according to the Times of Israel.

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