Israel’s isolation grows over war in Gaza and rise in settler violence


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Israel is facing a long-threatened “diplomatic tsunami” on multiple fronts over its handling of the war in Gaza and the unprecedented rise in violent settler attacks on Palestinians in the West Bank. Amid almost monthly sanctions announcements from the US and European capitals over settler violence, which have incrementally expanded their scope, the Guardian understands yet more potential targets are under consideration. Sanctions so far have targeted individuals and extremist organisations, and most recently a controversial friend and adviser of Itamar Ben Gvir, the far-right national security minister. As the US announced it was holding up a shipment of heavy...