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Yitzhar settler torches Palestinian field (archives)
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IDF: Settlers crossed red line, again

Army officials condemn attack on soldier near Yitzhar; urge settler leaders to contain outlaws

The IDF on Wednesday continued to condemn the settler attack on a soldier near Yitzhar. During Tuesday evening's clashes, settlers from Yitzhar beat and lightly wounded a solider. The IDF said the settlers also hurled stones and slashed the tires of a military vehicle.


Officers in the Central Command said the Jewish settlers had "crossed a red line" once again and urged the leaders of Jewish communities in the West Bank to act with resolve against outlaws.


The incident took place after a military force issued a closed military zone order to keep the settlers from entering the Palestinian village of Madma, south of Nablus. An altercation broke out, during which the settlers attacked the soldiers.


Central Command chief Major-General Avi Mizrahi has recently reiterated the need for commanders to document any unusual incidents on the ground so that authorities will be able to pursue legal action and have enough evidence for a conviction.


IDF officials said the issue was discussed during a recent Central Command conference. 


פרסום ראשון: 04.21.10, 11:45
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