Extremists stone IDF forces

Extremists stone IDF forces near Kochav Hashachar, police arrest one suspect.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Extremists stone IDF forces
Extremists stone IDF forces
IDF photographer

Extremists belonging to the Baladim group on Friday night threw rocks at IDF forces patrolling near the Binyamin region town of Kochav Hashachar.

Responding to a report from a Beit El resident, Israeli Police and Border Police forces arrived on the scene and arrested the boulder-throwing suspect, who was taken for interrogation.

Israel Police expect there will be further arrests.

"Israel Police works with determination and has zero tolerance for violence towards security forces. We will use every means available to arrest those who break the law and to bring them to justice," a police spokesman said.

Former Defense Minister Amir Peretz (Zionist Union), who is strongly against the "settlement movement" responded to the incident saying, "The 'wild thorns' (a generalization used figuratively by the left for anti-establishment outpost youth, ed.) growing in Judea and Samaria attacked IDF forces again. Halfhearted condemnation of this incident is inappropriate. We must fight these lawbreakers with the full force of the judicial system."

"Unfortunately, in places where there is tolerance for people on a low level, and no response to their actions, IDF soldiers are also fair game."