Rock terrorism: Arab killed by IDF fire

IDF soldier opens fire after rocks thrown at Israeli vehicles. One Arab killed, three wounded.

Elad Benari,

IDF soldiers (archive)
IDF soldiers (archive)
IDF Spokesperson's Unit

An IDF soldier stationed at a military post near Bethlehem on Wednesday evening identified rocks being thrown at Israeli vehicles. In response, he fired his weapon.

Palestinian Arab media reported that one person was killed and three wounded as a result of the shooting. The IDF said that “details regarding the incident are being reviewed and the incident will be examined.”

On Tuesday night, terrorists threw explosive devices at IDF forces who were securing the entry of worshipers to Joseph's Tomb in Shechem (Nablus).

The forces responded by opening fire towards the vehicle. In addition, a military engineering vehicle hit the Arab vehicle, killing the two terrorists.

There were no injuries among the soldiers.

That incident came hours after the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the Yaman and the IDF eliminated terrorist Omar Abu-Laila, who carried out the double stabbing and shooting attack at the Ariel junction and at the Giti Avisar junction earlier this week.

In the combined attack, IDF soldier Staff Sergeant Gal Keidan and Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger were murdered and another soldier was seriously injured.

The Shin Bet said that during the encirclement of the building in which Abu-Laila was hiding in the village of Abwein, near Ramallah, the terrorist opened fire at the Israeli forces and was killed during a gunfire exchange.




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