Two soldiers rescued from Arab lynch-mob

Clashes break out between Palestinian Arabs and IDF soldiers after two soldiers accidentally enter PA village.

Uzi Baruch, | updated: 06:36

Soldiers (illustration)
Soldiers (illustration)
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Clashes broke out on Monday evening between Palestinian Arabs and IDF soldiers in Qalandiya, after two IDF soldiers accidentally entered the Palestinian Arab village, located north of Jerusalem.

The two soldiers were attacked by dozens of Arab rioters who threw rocks and firebombs and set their military vehicle on fire.

The IDF called reinforcements into the village, and an exchange of fire ensued, following which the two soldiers were rescued. There were no casualties among Israeli troops.

The soldiers were able to leave the burning vehicle and fled on foot, with one of them making contact with the reinforcements within a short time. The second was found hiding a few minutes later.

Five Border Police officers were injured in the incident, among them one seriously and four lightly. They were taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

On the Palestinian side, several terrorists were wounded in the clashes, and one was killed.




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