Palestinian arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail at Israeli soldier

A Palestinian man has been arrested on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail at a soldier at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank yesterday evening.

Video of the incident showed the man targeting the soldier from close range but missing him. The man then ran away as the soldier watched without responding to the attack.

Hard-right lawmakers fumed after the video went public, claiming that the incident is a symptom of soldiers’ hands being tied in responding to attacks as they fear possible indictment for their actions.