IDF soldier critically wounded during counter-terrorism operation in Samaria
BREAKING: An IDF soldier has suffered critical wounds to the head after he was hit by a heavy object thrown at troops by Muslim terrorists during overnight counter-terrorism operations to arrest wanted terrorists in the Arab village of Al-Amari near Ramallah.
Around 5am, a force from the elite Duvdevan Unit entered the Arab village to arrest a wanted terrorist. While they were there, violent riots erupted, with different objects being hurled by Muslim terrorists at the troops.
A concrete block was thrown from the window or the roof of a house in an alley, hitting the soldier’s head.
His fellow soldiers evacuated him out of the Arab village, and he was taken to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Karem for treatment.
The rest of the force was able to complete the mission and arrest the wanted terrorist.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman wrote on his Twitter account:
“Our hearts go out to the soldier from Duvdevan and to his family in this difficult hour. The entire Jewish people is praying for his recovery.”
“We take this incident extremely seriously. This disgusting terrorist who harmed [the soldier] won’t see day or night. It won’t be long before we get him – dead or alive.”
Earlier this month, a Border Policewoman was lightly wounded after being hit with stones by Muslim terrorists during violent riots in the Jerusalem-area Arab village of Abu-dis.