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Yesh Din faults Israeli authorities for response to crimes against Palestinians

An Israeli rights group said Sunday authorities only bring indictments in about one in 10 ideologically-motivated attacks by Israelis against Palestinians in the West Bank.

 

In an annual report, Yesh Din says it has monitored 225 investigation files since 2014. Of the 185 files processed, it says just 21 have resulted in indictments—an 11.4 percent rate. Though the figures mark an increase over previous years, the group says its findings still show that Israel "fails to fulfil its duty to guarantee the safety of the Palestinian public in the occupied territories."

 

As a result, it says Palestinians have been increasingly refraining from turning to police.