Some 200 Palestinian Arabs rioted and threw rocks at passing vehicles near the village of Huwara in Samaria on Thursday.

According to Palestinian reports, a Jewish “settler” at the scene opened fire on two rock-throwers. One of them was killed and the other seriously wounded.

Arutz Sheva has information that the resident who was forced to defend his life against impending lynching at the hands of terrorists is a resident of Itamar in Samaria, father of 8, a social worker, who was on his way home to his children after making purchases in the Binyamin region.

He was detained after the incident and said that he felt a danger to his life and shot in the air.

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, spoke with the Commander of the Samaria regional brigade, encouraged him, and received an update from relevant officials. “We must act with zero tolerance against terrorists seeking to bring routine life to a halt and, put simply, attack residents. We encourage IDF soldiers in their activity for the defense of the citizens of the state of Israel.”

He added, “It is forbidden to handle terrorists with kid gloves. It cannot be that a mother goes out with her son in the morning for a doctor’s appointment or to work and is attacked in broad daylight.”

He backed the resident forced to open fire. “I completely back the resident who protected his life and that of those around him from the attackers,” he said.