IDF officer lightly wounded during counter-terrorism operation in Bethlehem

An IDF officer was lightly wounded during violent riots in the Deheishe neighborhood of Bethlehem early Friday.

The officer was hit by a rock throwing at him during an overnight counter-terrorism operation.  Some 200 terrorism-sympathizers began rioting after a Muslim terrorist was arrested.

The rioters threw rocks, firebombs, fireworks and explosive devices at IDF troops.

The officer was taken to a hospital.

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In addition, as part of counter-terrorism operations against funds used for terrorism, the IDF seized thousands of shekels in the Arab village of Anabta in the Tulkarm area.