CNN published an investigation this evening (Thursday) about the riots in the Samaria city of Huwara after the murder of the Yaniv brothers in a shooting attack in the city.
The investigation claims to be based on testimony from IDF soldiers present at the time. According to the report, the IDF was not prepared for the incident and was unable to protect Huwara. A soldier who spoke to an online reporter claimed that dozens of soldiers and police officers were present at the scene, but they did not know how to deal with the situation.
"You have a group of dozens of people you see who are hot-headed and they start walking towards Huwara, they are masked and some of them may have knives. What do you think they are coming to do? … At this point, they [the army] should have started shooting tear gas, and stun grenades and start repelling them,” " claimed the soldier.
He said that the security forces failed to protect fire engines that tried to enter the village and put out the fire that broke out in it.
The Palestinian Arabs also claimed to the network that the security forces not only allowed the riot and the damage, but fired tear gas and stun grenades at the residents and not at the rioters.
The riot caused extensive damage to a car lot for spare parts owned by a released terrorist who lauded the murder of the Yaniv brothers as well as buildings that were set on fire in Huwara.