IDF (Zahal) soldiers performing an arrest. Photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson Archives
Israeli security forces arrested 10 Palestinians overnight for their involvement in the incidents which injured several civilians, including severely injuring an Israeli infant
Date: 15/03/2013, 8:11 AM Author: IDF (Zahal) Website
Overnight, IDF (Zahal) forces, in cooperation with the ISA (Israel Security Agency or Shin Bet) and the Israel Police, arrested ten Palestinian suspects for their participation in hurling rocks at Israeli vehicles near Ariel yesterday evening (Thursday, March 14). Using precise intelligence, IDF (Zahal) forces arrested eight suspects in Haris, southeast of Qalqiliya, and two suspects in Kifl Haris, also southeast of Qalqiliya.
Last night’s rock hurling caused a car accident in which an Israeli infant was severely injured, while three other civilians were moderately injured and one civilian was lightly injured. The casualties were treated by IDF (Zahal) soldiers and Magen David Adom paramedics and were taken to a hospital for further treatment. Rocks were also hurled at an Israeli bus, injuring 3 Israeli civilians, who were also taken to a hospital for treatment.
The suspects were transferred to security forces for further questioning.
A similar incident occurred in September 2011, when Palestinians hurled rocks at an Israeli vehicle, causing the driver – Israeli civilian Asher Palmer – to lose control of his vehicle, killing both himself and his one year old son, Jonathan.
The IDF (Zahal) views all terror activities – including rock hurling – with great severity and will continue to act with strength and determination to protect the residents of the State of Israel and maintain security in the area.