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Israelis pour in money, support to Palestinian victims in Huwara

Ittay Flescher
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Published: 3 March 2023

Last updated: 5 March 2024

VIDEO REPORT: ITTAY FLESCHER joins Israelis offering solidarity to Palestinian victims of this week’s settler rampage.

Israelis donated more than NIS1 million ($400,00) for Palestinian victims of the settler rampage in Huwara within 24 hours of last Sunday night's attacks.

Others joined peace activists from Tag Meir to visit the West Bank village, see the damage for themselves and share the grief and outrage of the victims.

One Palestinian was killed and four seriously injured when about 400 settlers burned homes and cars in a wave of fury over the killing of brothers Hallel Yaniv, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19, who were murdered by a Palestinian gunman.

Tag Meir is a peacebuilding organisation which was formed in response to the settler organisation Tag Mechir (Price Tag), which carries out revenge attacks against Palestinians in response to terrorist attacks on Israelis. It holds solidarity events in response to racist attacks.

Members of Tag Mair visit a Palestinian family in Huwara (Ittay Flescher)
Members of Tag Mair visit a Palestinian family in Huwara (Ittay Flescher)

Labor party member Yaya Fink launched an online crowd-funding campaign the morning after the attack. 

Fink said he was driven to act after seeing the “horrifying” footage from the rampage, which showed yarmulke-wearing Jewish perpetrators gathering for an evening prayer quorum in front of Huwara buildings engulfed in flames.

“As a religious Jew myself … I felt that I could not be silent under such circumstances,” Fink said. “They’re creating a warped new Judaism and bearing the name of the true one in vain.”


Israelis donate over NIS 1 million for Palestinian victims of settler rampage (Times of Israel)

Top photo: A Palestinian and two Jewish Israeli women share their grief in response to the settler attack in Huwara (Ittay Flescher)

About the author

Ittay Flescher

Ittay Flescher is the Jerusalem correspondent for Plus61JMedia. Since moving to Israel in 2018 from Melbourne, where he was a high school teacher for 15 years, Ittay has been collecting stories about the people with whom he shares Jerusalem. He is also the Education Director at a youth movement that brings together Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to work towards equality, justice, and peace.

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