Settler remanded over assault on IDF soldiers in West Bank

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

Israeli soldiers and settlers clash in Huwara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, October 19, 2022. (Screenshot: Twitter, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Israeli soldiers and settlers clash in Huwara, near the West Bank city of Nablus, October 19, 2022. (Screenshot: Twitter, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

A Jerusalem court extends the remand of an Israeli settler suspected of assaulting troops in the West Bank town of Huwara last night.

Police say the settler, who is a soldier himself, will remain held until tomorrow at least.

The military has said settlers maced four soldiers, including the commanding officer of the 202nd Paratrooper Battalion, as the troops attempted to stop them from hurling stones at Palestinian cars in the area.

The incident has drawn outrage from many lawmakers and officials across the political spectrum.

Most Popular