The soldiers of the IDF and the police district of Judea and Samaria were detained in the night of Wednesday, 24 may, three residents of Hawara village, suspected of involvement in an attempt to Lynch Israeli bus driver last week.
Earlier it was reported about the arrest of two more members attempted Lynch, including the driver of the car of the Palestinian red Crescent, blocked the road to an Israeli driver could not leave.
May 18, near the checkpoint «Hawara», South of Nablus, because of the riots organized by a large group of Arabs in solidarity with hunger-striking administrative detainees in the Israeli prisons, experiencing the traffic jam, which trapped dozens of cars with Israeli license plates. Many of these cars got damaged as a result of stone attacks.
One of the Israelis – a resident of the settlement of Itamar, father of eight children – caught in a life-threatening situation, opened fire at the attackers.
According to this man, and witnesses to the incident are as follows: he was returning home from the supermarket, when near the checkpoint «Hawara» riots broke out in his car, stones were thrown, and at some point his car blocked the car, «red Crescent», when the Israelis got out of the car, jumped out of the ambulance men (one of them was wearing a bulletproof vest) and attacked him. In this situation, the Israelis opened fire (according to reports, he first shot into the air, and then opened fire on defeat). Later, the Israeli said that if he did not take measures of self-defense, it would most likely lynched.
As a result of this incident, was killed by 23-year-old mu’taz Hussein Bani Hilal Shams from the village of Beit. Injured Majdi Astia, freelancer for the Associated Press who was taken to the hospital in Rafidia (at first it was reported that he received wounds of moderate severity, but later it was clarified that he was slightly wounded).