Israeli woman injured by rock-throwers in West Bank

Victim treated at the scene; 4 injured as IDF jeep overturns near Bethlehem

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

An IDF jeep overturns south of Bethlehem. (screen capture, Channel 2)
An IDF jeep overturns south of Bethlehem. (screen capture, Channel 2)

An Israeli woman was lightly injured when Palestinians hurled rocks at her car near the settlement of Peduel in the West Bank early Sunday morning. A medical team administered first aid to the woman at the scene. IDF troops were searching for the perpetrators.

On Saturday afternoon, four IDF soldiers were lightly hurt 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 four-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 overturned could be heard shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great.”

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