Palestinian fears grow amid rising Israeli settler attacks

Palestinian fears grow amid rising Israeli settler attacks

While the Palestinian Authority (PA) governs in big Palestinian cities, Israel retains near exclusive control of 60% of the West Bank (known as Area C), presiding over law enforcement, planning and construction. An estimated 370,000 Palestinians live in Area C, which includes Burqa, and half a million Israeli citizens. Israel’s new government, its most right-wing and nationalist to date, has openly declared its intention to double the number of settlers to one million.