Search continues for IDF soldier’s killers amid clashes

May 14, 2020 by JNS
Read on for article

Arab rioters hurled stones at Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers in the Palestinian Authority-controlled Hebron region on Wednesday morning during operations to apprehend terror suspects, according to IDF reports.

Mourners at the funeral of IDF Staff Sgt. Amit Ben-Yigal, who was hit on the head by a rock by Palestinian attackers and died of his wounds, May 12, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli security forces responded to the violence with riot-control measures and live fire.

The IDF said that it would investigate the death of one of the attackers, 15-year-old Zaid Jamil Al-Fayoumi, who was shot during the riots.

The clashes occurred as IDF troops arrested suspects involved in the killing of 21-year-old IDF Staff Sgt. Amit Ben-Yigal of the Golani Brigade, who was hit in the head by a cinder block during a raid in the Arab village of Yabed in Samaria on Tuesday morning. Ben-Yigal received first aid at the scene and was airlifted to Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus, where he was pronounced dead.

A large-scale manhunt is underway for Ben-Yigal’s killers, with IDF troops, including soldiers from the Duvdevan unit, and Israeli Security Services operatives engaged in the search.

Hundreds of mourners attended Ben-Yigal’s funeral on Tuesday evening at the Be’er Yaakov military cemetery in central Israel.


Speak Your Mind

Comments received without a full name will not be considered
Email addresses are NEVER published! All comments are moderated. J-Wire will publish considered comments by people who provide a real name and email address. Comments that are abusive, rude, defamatory or which contain offensive language will not be published

Got something to say about this?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.