The US Department of State has said that it will impose visa restrictions on Israeli settlers involved in undermining peace, security or stability in the occupied West Bank.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the move on Tuesday, one day after the State Department said that Israel has not taken sufficient steps to address settler attacks that have driven many Palestinians off their land.
President Joe Biden and other senior US officials have warned repeatedly that Israel must act to stop violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank, which has increased since the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.
Palestinians have described settler violence as one part of a larger Israeli effort to force them from their land. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane has the report from Washington, DC. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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