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Israeli security officials are reported to have raised concerns about an increase in violence by Jewish settlers in the West Bank.
The Israeli Haaretz newspaper said officials had found an increase in incidents of settlers causing harm to Palestinians and to Israeli soldiers.
There were 429 incidents in the first half of 2008, against 551 in 2007.
There are frequent reports of settlers harassing Palestinians, with two attacks recently captured on video.
These have been widely broadcast and h