Palestinian child was reportedly hurt
Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg
Shooting victim Ben-Yosef Livnat
Photo: Curtesy of The Shomron Settlers' Committee

Rightists threaten vengeance over Nablus shooting

Shortly prior to funeral of Ben-Yosef Livnat, killed in Joseph's Tomb shooting presumably by Palestinian policemen, settlers embark on price tag retaliation following Palestinian agitation

Shortly prior to the funeral of Nablus shooting victim Ben-Yosef Livnat, who was killed Sunday morning in a shooting at Joseph's Tomb, presumably by Palestinian policemen, settlers embarked on a price tag retaliation, stoning a Palestinian car. A Palestinian child was reportedly hurt.


In retaliation to that, Palestinians stoned Israeli cars, injuring an Israeli youth. Two homes and two cars were reportedly set on fire in the village of Hawara, on the funeral procession route.


Meanwhile, the Hawara-Yitzhar Junction in the West Bank was blocked after violent clashes broke out between mourners and Palestinian residents. Large numbers of IDF and police forces used tear gas in their attempts to disperse the rioters.


Right wing elements have declared that the latest price tag activities were "only the beginning" and that the settlers intend to continue taking vengeance over the Sunday morning killing.


Palestinian sources told Ynet that a group of masked men started throwing rocks at two locations: The first, dozens of meters from the Hawara junction and the other at the entrance to the village of Burin south of Hebron.


A Burin resident said that "settlers arrived at the village and started throwing rocks at cars." He claims that one of the Palestinian vehicles standing on the side of the road was set on fire.


Earlier, dozens of Palestinians gathered at Joseph's Tomb and attempted to set it alight. The fire was put out by local firemen.


The IDF Judea and Samaria Division and Border Guard officers prepared in advance for the possibility of price tag incidents.



פרסום ראשון: 04.24.11, 14:24
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