Report: Hilltop Youth attack Border Police vehicle near Yitzhar

Stones were thrown at a vehicle being driven by Border Police officers, causing a window to shatter. No injuries were reported

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Border Police vehicle damaged in the incident
Border Police vehicle damaged in the incident
Police spokesperson

According to reports from Border Police, Tuesday night saw stone-throwing incidents at a Border Police vehicle near Givat Tekuma not far from the Samarian community of Yitzhar. According to the reports, the culprits were “Hilltop Youth.”

Police reports state that the incident occurred “during a change of shifts of Border Police in the Yitzhar region,” and that stones were thrown at a vehicle being driven by Border Police officers, causing a window to shatter. No injuries were reported.

The police statement added that, “Border Police operations in the region of Yitzhar will continue despite attempts by extreme elements to impede their ability to operate. Officers will continue to enforce the law and restore order in the region and will endeavor to locate and detain those responsible for this incident.”

This is not the first time that violence against Border Police has been documented in this area – several similar instances have occurred in recent months. Around six weeks ago, masked youths, assumed to have been Jews, attacked Border Police forces with stones and bottles at the Shevach Ha’Aretz hill. The youths punctured the tires of several police vehicles and one Border Police officer suffered mild injuries from a stone.

In another incident that occurred around six months ago, attackers also presumed to have been Jews threw Molotov cocktails at a Border Police vehicle near Yitzhar. No casualties were reported in that incident.



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