Three youths were detained by police Saturday night outside Kiryat Arba during a protest over a Friday car-ramming terror attack in which a resident of the West Bank town was seriously injured.
Dozens of members of the close-knit community were holding a demonstration at the entrance to Kiryat Arba when several youths attempted to block traffic on the main road passing the settlement, according to police.
Officers clashed with the protesters as they tried to clear them from the road. One was detained for disobeying police orders and another for attacking an officer, police said. Both were released after questioning.
A third protester was arrested for allegedly attacking Palestinians in a car stopped on the road.
Honenu, a right-wing legal aid organization defending the suspects, said in a statement that police has used “heavy violence” against he protesters.
Even Ezer Holaring, 35, from the Bnei Menashe community in Kiryat Arba, continued Saturday night to be treated in the intensive care ward and was sedated and not yet breathing on his own, the Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem said.
Holaring was seriously wounded when he was hit by a car driven by a Palestinian terrorist early in the morning as he stood at the Gush Etzion Junction south of Jerusalem in the West Bank.
Holaring was taken for surgery with a head wound, surgeons at Hadassah said.
“He suffered a head wound. He has an intracranial hemorrhage and will require brain surgery,” his doctor said. “He’s in serious condition, but he is stable.”
A 70-year-old man, David Ramati, was also injured in the attack, sustaining a light head wound.
Jacob Magid contributed to this report.