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IDF says suspect detained during settler attack on Palestinian village

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Photos show an attack by settlers on the Palestinian village of Umm Safa in the West Bank on June 24, 2023. (Yesh Din)
Photos show an attack by settlers on the Palestinian village of Umm Safa in the West Bank on June 24, 2023. (Yesh Din)

The Israel Defense Forces says troops detained one suspect during a settler attack on the Palestinian village of Umm Safa in the West Bank earlier.

The military says troops and Border Police officers were dispatched to the area following reports of dozens of settlers who entered the village and set fire to homes and cars, and hurled stones at Palestinians.

One soldier is lightly hurt from a stone hurled at him, the IDF says. It is unclear who threw the stone.

The IDF says the “friction” was dispersed by troops, and the detained suspect is handed over to police for further questioning.

“The IDF will continue to act with determination to stop any violence and destruction of property. The IDF condemns such incidents of nationalist crime,” the military says in a statement.

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