An IDF soldier on Tuesday sustained light injuries from Arab rioters while operating in the Arab village of Al-Arub, just north of Hebron.
An IDF Spokesperson stated that IDF troops carried out a counter-terrorism operation in the Al-Arub refugee camp in the area of the Etzion Regional Brigade, during which five suspects involved in terrorist activity were arrested.
“This operation is part of a large-scale counter-terrorism operation to eliminate stone and Molotov cocktail throwing, and to enable safety on the roads,” the IDF stated.
A violent riot erupted, during which Arab rioters threw stones and blocks at the IDF soldiers. The troops responded with riot control measures and with live fire in accordance with the rules of engagement.
One soldier sustained minor injuries, received medical treatment and was released.
In related news, IDF and Shin Bet security forces, the Border Police and the Israel Police operating thorough Judea and Samaria arrested 17 wanted persons suspected of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances against Israeli civilians and soldiers.
In addition, troops searching for illegal weapons in the area of the Arab village of Shwieka, in the area of the Menashe regional brigade in Samaria, seized two Carlo submachine guns.
Similarly, Israeli soldiers secured the entry of some 2,000 Jewish worshippers who came to Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) to pray. During the course of the secured entrance to the tomb, Arab rioters attacked the troops. The soldiers arrested three rioters, who were transferred for questioning.