The IDF Spokesperson expresses regret for detaining and preventing the passage of the Latin patriarch at an IDF roadblock yesterday afternoon when he was on his way from Ramalla to the village of Ein Arik. The soldiers at the roadblock did not properly follow orders concerning the passage of diplomats through IDF roadblocks. Following this incident, soldiers were briefed again regarding the relevant procedures for handling situations of this kind. Once the error became clear, the commander of the soldiers involved in the incident expressed his personal apology to the village church.