Canada sanctions 4 Israelis over ‘extremist’ settler violence in West Bank

Canada on Thursday imposed sanctions on four Israeli individuals accused of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, joining allies including the United States and Britain in attempting to deter growing settler violence.

Smoke billows during Israeli strikes in eastern Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip (AFP)

The sanctions, Canada’s first against what the foreign ministry described as “extremist Israeli settlers,” target individuals accused of engaging directly or indirectly in violence and violent acts against Palestinian civilians and their property.

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