Calls to Chief of Staff: 'Bring back the checkpoints'

Right-wing activists demonstrate during Chief of Staff visit to attack scene.

Mordechai Sones ,

Chief of Staff visit to murder scene
Chief of Staff visit to murder scene
Otzma Yehudit

During a visit by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot this morning at the scene of last night's murder attack near Havat Gilad, Jewish activists arrived and shouted at him.

Among other things, the activists called out: "Eizenkot! Why do we deserve this?", "Bring back the checkpoints!" and "We warned you in advance - why didn't you blockade Shechem?"

Officers in the area removed the activists from the scene.

Zvi Sukkot, the director of Otzma Yehudit, said: "Only two days ago we told the IDF that for a number of days an armed terrorist had been in the area.

"The fact that a Jew was almost murdered a week ago near the scene of last night's attack and the army didn't set up roadblocks around Shechem at the time shows the lawlessness in the area. We demand that Eizenkot return permanent checkpoints to the area."