For the fourth straight Saturday, Arabs set fires west of Yitzhar, in
Samaria (Shomron) – but this time, the Jewish side seems to have its
own documentation of the event. Sources in Yitzhar said Sunday night
that an attempted knife attack by an Arab was edited out of the video
released by ultra-leftist B´tselem. They promised to release their
own video of the event.
The event began at about 1:15 p.m., when IDF soldiers and fire crews
began fighting the blaze. They were then set upon by a mob made up of
Arabs and ultra leftists.
B´tselem´s video claims that the Jews started the fire. However, the
new video reportedly shows some of the arsonists climbing out of a
Red Crescent vehicle that was waiting near the center of the fire,
shortly before the fire broke out.
One of the Arabs was armed with a knife and tried to attack the IDF
and fire crews. He was shot and wounded by the soldiers.
A 19-second segment released by the Jewish residents Sunday shows the
knife on the ground next to the wounded terrorist.