“Soon afterwards, a violent disturbance broke out, in which armed Palestinian rioters fired on security forces, and hurled explosives, firebombs, and rocks.” The army considers this a most serious incident. Two SWAT team members were injured in the confrontation.
“Security forces returned fire, killing two rioters, and injuring six others. Three Palestinians were arrested during the disturbance.”
Following this incident, the army released a brief statement: “The IDF will continue to act to defend Israeli civilians." This is exactly what should be said, and done.
Border Police Commander, Major General Amos Ya'akov, visited the two injured SWAT team members on Saturday night, giving them encouragement and congratulations.
"’You have manifested courage, professionalism and extraordinary determination This operation joins many others which have prevented terrorist organizations from getting what they want - and have proven that the long arm of Israeli security will catch up with them. The entire people of Israel owe their lives to the unit and its fighters, who risk their lives every day.’" (Emphasis added)
And Amen to this comment. Everyone should understand what these brave fighters do, day in and day out.
See how the PLO news agency WAFA, reporting from Ramallah, described the above situation:
”...Abu Rudeineh said that Israel is pursuing a systematic policy of murder against the Palestinian people that is meant to cause the destruction of everything.
“Abu Rudeineh held the Israeli government fully responsible for this escalation and called upon the US Administration to ‘act quickly to prevent the collapse of everything.’”