IDF Personnel Pelted With Rocks, Molotov Cocktails in West Bank as Unrest Persists
by Zach Pontz
Clashes between Palestinian Arab protesters and IDF soldiers in the West Bank were reported Thursday, continuing a string of incidents in the territory.
Near Rachel’s Tomb, just outside Bethlehem, protesters threw improvised explosives and rocks at IDF soldiers stationed there.
Protesters near Yitzhar descended upon IDF soldiers, throwing stones, and in some cases even Molotov cocktails, before they were dispersed as well. There were other reports of stones being thrown at buses and Israeli vehicles. A security officer’s vehicle was stoned by dozens of Palestinian Arab rioters adjacent to the West Bank outpost of Horsha in the Binyamin Regional Council. Palestinian Arabs also hurled stones at IDF soldiers near the West bank outpost of Ein Kodesh, south of Nablus; there were no injuries
Following Operation Pillar of Defense several incidents have occurred in the West Bank, spreading fear among Israelis that a possible third Intifada could be in the offing. Several terrorist organizations even announced last week that a third intifada had already begun.