Video: IDF Arrests Suspects in Rock Attack
The attack left a two-year-old girl in critical condition. The girl’s mother and two of her sisters suffered moderate to serious injuries.
By Friday morning soldiers had arrested 10 suspects, all of whom live in the area in which the attack was committed. Eight were picked up in the town of Heres, and two in Kifl Harath.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered security forces to crack down on attacks by PA residents against Israelis in Judea and Samaria.
Thursday night’s attack led to calls for a harsher approach to rock attacks among top government officials. Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman said the IDF should change its rules of engagement and instruct soldiers to open fire at rock-throwing terrorists.
Rock attacks have caused deaths and serious injuries on Israel’s roads for decades, he said.
Bayit Yehudi chairman MK Naftali Bennett said, “Rocks kill… Some people take rock throwing lightly, and prevent action against them. Rock throwers are trying to murder and they need to be treated accordingly.”
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