4 injured as IDF jeep overturns near Bethlehem
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4 injured as IDF jeep overturns near Bethlehem

Soldiers from Kfir Brigade hurt while chasing rock-hurlers suspected of wounding 4-year-old on Route 60

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

IDF soldiers inspect a jeep that was overturned in Bethlehem, on March 30, 2013. (image capture: YouTube)
IDF soldiers inspect a jeep that was overturned in Bethlehem, on March 30, 2013. (image capture: YouTube)

Four IDF soldiers were lightly injured on Saturday afternoon when their jeep overturned in Khirbat Ali, near Bethlehem, as thousands of Palestinians and Arab Israelis marked Land Day throughout Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.

According to Channel 2, the four soldiers were chasing rock-hurlers who were suspected of lightly wounding a 4-year-old boy near Efrat. The boy was wounded when the car he was traveling in was pelted by rocks on Route 60.

After the incident, clashes broke out between Palestinians and soldiers on the scene. Troops from the IDF’s Kfir Brigade were called to the scene and a chase ensued. While chasing the rock-throwers, the soldiers drove quickly through the narrow alleyways of Khirbat Ali, and their vehicle overturned.

In a video of the incident, Palestinian villagers who watched the vehicle overturn could be heard shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWBjvnOYPQo

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