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Gantz condemns settler violence against Israeli security forces

A Border Police vehicle is seen after it was attacked with stones and buckets of paint, near Yitzhar in the West Bank, on October 11, 2021. (Israel Police)
A Border Police vehicle is seen after it was attacked with stones and buckets of paint, near Yitzhar in the West Bank, on October 11, 2021. (Israel Police)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says he will not accept any settler violence against security forces in the West Bank, after a Border Police soldier was hurt during a stone attack near the settlement of Yitzhar last night.

“This is a serious incident… and I would like to express my full backing to the soldiers on the ground who are carrying out their mission to maintain security and order for Jews and Palestinians alike,” Gantz says during a visit to the Israel Defense Forces’ 98th Paratroopers Division.

“Unfortunately, there were also isolated cases of IDF soldiers deviating from protocols. Any such deviation is addressed and investigated in depth. I trust the soldiers and commanders and all the forces to continue to fulfill their operational mission according to the IDF’s values ​​and in accordance with the guidelines,” Gantz adds.

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