European activist attacks IDF officer in Hebron
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European activist attacks IDF officer in Hebron

Foreign national attempts to grab soldier’s firearm while resisting arrest for rock-throwing, military says

An Israeli soldier in Hebron during clashes with Palestinians in April. (photo credit: AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
An Israeli soldier in Hebron during clashes with Palestinians in April. (photo credit: AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

A Palestinian youth and a European activist were arrested by IDF soldiers near Hebron on Sunday for throwing rocks.

According to the IDF, the foreign activist resisted arrest and attempted to grab an officer’s weapon. He also reportedly attacked another IDF soldier before being subdued.

The soldiers were assisting Jewish youths in the area after they were allegedly attacked by Palestinians near a roadblock in the city, according to Maariv.

Hebron is the site of often-violent clashes between Palestinian and foreign activists and IDF soldiers manning checkpoints or patrolling areas in and around the city.

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