Weekend of terror in Judea and Samaria

Large wave of terrorist activity takes place in Judea and Samaria, including the use of explosives against IDF (Zahal) forces

Date: 11/12/2011, 11:39 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Significant increase in terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria was reported over the weekend, including use of explosive devices and repeated efforts to attack security forces and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

On Friday (December 9), an explosive was detonated along the security fence north of Modiin, though no damage or injuries were reported. There were no casualties and no significant damage. It was later discovered that the explosion resulted from a gas tank hidden in a discarded tire.

In addition, explosives were thrown on Friday evening, near Nitzanei Oz. As a result, a fire broke out at a factory in the industrial area. Israeli and Palestinian firefighters worked together to extinguish the blaze. The event is currently under investigation.

Use of explosives continued throughout the weekend, including three explosives thrown at Border Police soldiers near Jerusalem. Three additional explosives were thrown at Route 443. No damage or injuries were reported and IDF (Zahal) soldiers began searching the area.

Approximately 100 Palestinians rioted near the Kedumim community Saturday (December 11), throwing rocks at security forces who responded with non-lethal riot dispersal means. The illegal and violent riot was successfully dispersed. Simultaneously approximately 25 Palestinians rioted near the Beita Ellit community. Security forces arrested two of the violent rioters and took them for further investigation

Overnight, IDF (Zahal) soldiers discovered an improvised explosive located near the Nitzanei Oz community. While security forces detonated the explosive, approximately 20 Palestinians began rioting in the area.

Approximately 50 Palestinians rioted north of Modiin and threw rocks at security forces who responded with non-lethal riot dispersal means. No damage or injuries were reported.