Israeli Soldiers Attacked by Israeli Colonizer

12:00 Feb 27 2023 Huwara ( حُوّارة, Huwwara)

Israeli Soldiers Attacked by Israeli Colonizer Israeli Soldiers Attacked by Israeli Colonizer
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Israeli soldiers near the West Bank town of Hawara, last year. Credit: Amir Levy Published by Haaretz

by IMEMC News
Feb 28, 2023

The Israeli military reported on Monday that a right-wing Israeli paramilitary colonizer attempted to carry out a ramming attack directed at Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

Several additional Israeli colonizers threw rocks at the soldiers.

No injuries were reported among the Israeli soldiers, who were stationed in the northern West Bank when they were attacked.

The Israeli soldiers tried to fire at the wheels of the attacking vehicle, but the assailant was able to escape, and has not been apprehended.

Israeli War Minister Yoav Galant told reporters that the military would have no tolerance for lawlessness, stating, “An attack on [Israeli army] soldiers by Jewish rioters is highly unacceptable. There will be no tolerance for lawbreakers.”

Palestinian leaders noted the irony of this statement, given that the previous night, the Israeli military showed a great deal of ‘tolerance’ for ‘lawbreakers’, as gangs of Israeli paramilitary settlers set on fire the homes and cars of hundreds of Palestinian civilians in Huwwara, near Nablus. During the entire assault, Israeli soldiers stationed nearby took no action, and allowed the riot to continue for over three hours.

Settlers Reportedly Attempt to Ram Israeli Soldiers With Car in West Bank

In response to the incident, the IDF said it denounces 'any form of violence, especially when it's directed at [Israeli] soldiers and defense forces'

by Yaniv Kubovich for Haaretz
Feb 27, 2023 11:04 pm IST

Israeli soldiers operating near the West Bank town of Hawara opened fire Monday evening at a vehicle reportedly driven by settlers, which was speeding towards them.

According to reports, the Golani brigade soldiers saw a group of settlers arriving at their location. The settlers then hurled rocks at them and while settlers in another car trying to ram into them, they said.

The army says that the soldiers shot towards the vehicle's tires, but that the car managed to escape. The car's occupants were settlers whose identity is reportedly known to Israeli authorities, according to sources in the defense establishment.

The IDF spokesperson released a statement following the incident, in which it denounced "any form of violence, especially when it's directed at [Israeli] soldiers and defense forces."

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also denounced the actions of the settlers, saying that there "will be no tolerance for lawbreakers."

The incident follows an escalation of violence centered around the West Bank town of Hawara. After two Israeli settlers – identified as brothers Hillel and Yagel Yaniv – were shot dead in their car on Sunday, a large group of settlers entered the town and began throwing rocks at houses and setting trees and cars on fire. The rampage resulted in the death of one Palestinian – 37-year-old Sameh Aqtash – as well as dozens of injuries and extensive property damage.
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