Donald Trump ‘acknowledged’ Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 100 days ago on the Friday just gone. Since then, Israel and the US have been talking about big plans to solidify Israel in the region and wiping Palestine from the map entirely. This would secure the West’s colonisation of the region that began over 100 years ago with the Balfour Deceleration.

In the last week, there has been vehement condemnation from the Palestinian authority over Trump’s ‘deal of the century’. Furthermore, Palestinians live their lives in fear because of systemic attacks on villages by the Israeli settlers.

The ‘deal of the century’

The Middle East Eye revealed that Saudi officials delivered a copy of US President Donald Trump's 'deal of the century' to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, the 35-page document details every aspect of the proposed deal and he claims that America will "not find any Palestinian to accept such a deal". The details have yet to be officially released, however, it is unlikely to contain anything other than benefits for America’s allies.

Since Trump did declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians have protested non-stop. There have been marches, praying in the streets, throwing stones and even violent acts such as stabbing or ramming Israeli settlers and soldiers have been part and parcel of the Palestinians' refusal to accept the White House's decision.

The response from Israel has often been destroying villages and shooting any Palestinian in sight.

This as left a lot of villages Living In Fear, especially as illegal settlements have popped up all over West Bank and Gaza, which are often home to the hard-line supporters of Israel. These illegal settlements often raid nearby towns and villages, whilst protecting incoming settlers.

Notoriously, in the mountainous northern West Bank, there’s a ring of violent Israeli settlements that sit like watchtowers on the hilltops surrounding the Palestinian city of Nablus and a dozen smaller villages. According to locals, the attacks and the events that ensue in the aftermath almost always unfold in a routine manner.