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.



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