Residents of Yitzhar in Samaria foiled a clumsy attempt by Israeli police to ambush their town while disguised as IDF soldiers on Wednesday. The officers were concealed in an army jeep to conduct surveillance and arrests in the community.
Around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, the IDF jeep was found standing in the middle of a road leading to the center of the town. Residents approached the vehicle to find out what was going on. As they neared, two "soldiers" exited the jeep and opened the hood, in a weak attempt to pretend they had broken down. It soon became clear to residents they had busted a sting operation.