Yitzhar residents protest in Huwara

Yitzhar residents protest terrorist infiltration and swastika graffiti.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

protest in Huwara
protest in Huwara
town of Yitzhar

Dozens of Yitzhar and other Samaria residents held a protest Friday morning in the Arab town of Huwara.

The residents were protesting terrorists' infiltration of the Yitzhar military post on Friday, as well as "death the the Jews" and swastika graffiti that they found sprayed on its walls.

During the protest, the Jewish residents blocked the road to Arab traffic, in response to the recent Arab rock throwing attacks.

Yitzhar is an Israeli community in Samaria, south of the city of Shechem (Nablus), just off Route 60, north of the Tapuach Junction. The Orthodox Jewish community falls under the jurisdiction of Shomron Regional Council and has been the site of Arab violence and protests by the residents in the past.

An IDF soldier was moderately wounded in early August in a terrorist stabbing attack outside of the town of Yitzhar when a squad of Israeli soldiers pursued a fleeing group of Arab stone-throwers who had been targeting Israeli cars. One of the terrorists ran over and stabbed one of the soldiers in the neck.