Jewish Israeli arrested for assaulting female IDF soldier in Hebron

Published date22 November 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The soldier was attacked during clashes that developed between Jews and Palestinians in Hebron during a coordinated entry of worshipers to the tomb of Otniel Ben Knaz, the first biblical judge of Israel, about 30 thousand Jews came to visit the city

During the planned visit, hundreds of Jews reportedly began to march through Palestinian areas of Hebron flying Israeli flags and were met with stones thrown by onlooking Palestinians.

The injured soldier received medical treatment at the scene before being evacuated for further treatment, while security forces in the area worked to separate the two sides and bring the scene back under control.

Several Jewish worshippers were arrested for rioting and violence against soldiers and have been detained for further investigation, According to an IDF statement.

Israeli officials strongly condemn attack on IDF soldier

Prime Minister Yair Lapid strongly condemned the incident on Saturday, stating that "the attack on an IDF soldier is a national disgrace. This is an injury to Israel's security, this is a moral injury to the IDF and to those who protect our lives, this is a serious criminal offense. This evening I am strengthening the soldiers of the IDF who stand guarding our country. We will bring justice to the perpetrators."

"the attack on an IDF soldier is a national disgrace. This is an injury to Israel's security, this is a moral injury to the IDF and to those who protect our lives, this is a serious criminal offense. This evening I am strengthening the soldiers of the IDF who stand guarding our country. We will bring justice to the perpetrators."

Prime Minister Yair Lapid

Defense Minister Benny Gantz responded to the news of the violence via Twitter, saying: "I strongly condemn the attack against the security...

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