Arab rioters clash with IDF forces near Bethlehem

Rioters hurl firebombs, pipebombs, and stones at Israeli security forces south of Jerusalem.

Orly Harari,

Rioters in Bethlehem (archive)
Rioters in Bethlehem (archive)
Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90

Rioting broke out near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Bethlehem early Tuesday morning, as IDF units carried out an operation in the village of al-Dawha.

While IDF forces operated in the village, dozens of rioters gathered and attacked the soldiers, hurling stones, firebombs, and improvised explosive devices.

The Israeli security forces responded with riot-control techniques and dispersed the rioters.

In a separate operation in the northern Jordan Valley, IDF forces located an illegal ‘Carlo’-style submachine gun. The firearm was confiscated and several suspects taken into custody and transferred for interrogation.

A total of 10 wanted terror suspects were taken into custody during joint operations by the IDF, police, Border Police, and Shin Bet internal security agency in the Jordan Valley.