Right-wing protesters clashed with police near the West Bank settlement of Givat Asaf on Thursday as settlers called on the Israeli government to close a major West Bank highway to Palestinian traffic following the alleged killing of two IDF soldiers near Givat Asaf on the same day.
Poetasters reportedly attacked Palestinian vehicles during the demonstration. Police arrested one protester... Еще, according to reports.
Right-wing protesters also gathered outside the Jerusalem residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, demanding a Palestinian travel ban on the West Bank's Road 60.
Thursday's protests came after a drive-by shooting in the West Bank settlement of Givat Asaf allegedly left two Israelis dead and two more critically wounded earlier in the day.
According to Israeli sources, the victims were Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers who were on patrol near a bus stop along the highway close to the Palestinian town of Silwad and the Israeli settlement of Ofra. The assailants reportedly abandoned their vehicle nearby and fled on foot.
The attack was allegedly carried out in retribution for the three Palestinians killed on Wednesday and early on Thursday in Ramallah, Nablus and Jerusalem.