Arabs Caught with Firearms After Attacking Soldiers
Arab terrorists threw a firebomb at an IDF force that was on routine patrol south of Shechem on Saturday evening, Channel 2 News reported. Nobody was hurt in the attack.
Soldiers from the IDF's Nahal Brigade later arrested two suspects in the attack. The suspects were found to be carrying an improvised gun, two knives, a firebomb and a diagram with a detailed plan for throwing the explosives in their possession.
The incident is the latest in a series of violent attacks in the Judea and Samaria area. Palestinian Authority Arabs have rioted and attempted to carry out terror attacks in Hevron and throughout Judea and Samaria in recent days.
Tensions were particularly high following two incidents in which soldiers shot Arab attackers in Hevron.
In one incident a female officer shot and killed a 17-year-old PA Arab terrorist who pulled a gun on Border Police officers near Hevron.
A police sapper who arrived subsequently to check out the gun determined that it was a fake gun.
In a subsequent, the Border Police officer who killed the terrorist said that she shot the terrorist because she feared a fellow officer would be killed by him. The officer, N, said that the terrorist had aimed his gun at the head of a fellow officer, and that when he failed to respond to orders to drop his weapon, she opened fire.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit later released a video which verified N's remarks.