IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson
A soldier was injured when IDF (Zahal) forces met with violent resistance from young residents of Yitzhar attempting to enter a Palestinian village
Date: 21/04/2010, 2:13 PM
On Tuesday evening (Apr. 20), Israeli citizens from the area of Yitzhar in the Judea and Samaria region arrived Tuesday evening (Apr. 21) attempted to enter the Palestinian village of Madma, south of Nablus.
When this attempt was reported to IDF (Zahal) commanders in charge of the area, soldiers arrived in order to set up a closed military zone and thus prevent entrance for the Israeli citizens into the village.
Approximately 100 additional Israeli civilians who arrived from the direction of Yitzhar began throwing rocks at the security forces and attacked them physically. There was no use of gunfire throughout the riot.
During the incident, an IDF (Zahal) soldier was lightly injured by a bottle that was thrown at his face, and the tires of a military vehicle were slashed. The riot was dispersed in cooperation with the Israeli police. One civilian was arrested and transferred to the custody of the police.
The IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson’s Unit stated that, “Violence and raising hands up against IDF (Zahal) soldiers is crossing the line in an intolerable manner, particularly on Israel’s holiday, Independence Day. This intolerable and deviant conduct will be handled according to the law with the necessary resolve.”