Former Speaker of the Knesset Avraham Burg clashed with security forces in the city of Huwara in Samaria after he arrived to participate in a demonstration of support for the residents of the city.

In a video posted on social media, Burg is seen trying to move forward, but he was blocked by the Border Police officers who pushed him and knocked him to the floor.

The editor of the haredi newspaper Mishpacha Yossi Elitov commented "As the sage Rashi says, when our people fall, try fall as low as possible".

The Border Police stated: "The forces acted properly and with the sensitivity required to carry out the complex mission, we expect cooperation and listening to the security forces in every mission - especially these days."