IDF soldier lightly injured in a violent Palestinian riot

Five illegal and violent riots by Palestinians in Judea and Samaria since Friday

Date: 17/09/2011, 7:45 PM     Author: Florit Shoihet

Over the past two days, five illegal and violent riots took place in Judea and Samaria.

On Saturday (September 17), approximately 200 Palestinians demonstrated at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. Stones were thrown at Israeli security forces and an IDF (Zahal) soldier was lightly hurt. Security forces responded with crowd dispersal means.

Also on Saturday, around 70 people (including Palestinians, Israelis and foreigners) gathered and threw rocks at Israeli security forces in Beit Ummar, south of Bethlehem.

On Friday, around 150 Palestinians gathered near the Halamish community and threw stones at Israel security forces.

Around 40 Palestinians threw stones at Israeli security forces in the Bil’in area.

In Ni’lin, around 25 Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli security forces.

Israeli security forces broke up a confrontation between Palestinian and Israeli residents in the area of Qusra and Esh Hakodesh. Two people were hurt during the confrontation.

Also on Friday, Palestinians threw rocks at an Israeli vehicle southwest of Bethlehem. The vehicle was damaged but no injuries were reported.

An Israeli bus was also damaged by rock throwing north of Kiryat Arba, but no injuries were reported.