Particularly disturbing documentation was posted yesterday (Wednesday) on the Twitter page of the "Doctrine of Fighting" organization, in which IDF fighters were seen dragging left-wing activists who interfered with their military training course, and were forced to move to continue the exercise.
Fire area on Mount Hebron.
Training of IDF forces.
Extreme left-wingers and Arab rioters block armored vehicles and stop a war exercise
daring to even attack soldiers and no one is arrested
(Report: Ofer Ohana) pic.twitter.com/EElxAtBHvs
- Combat Theory (@Torat_IDF) June 22, 2022
When asked by Israel Today, the IDF said about the incident: "Military training in the 918 fire area, in the southern Hebron Mountains, took place yesterday.
About thirty civilians arrived at the training site, without any coordination or approval and at the risk of human life.
"In order to allow the military training to continue as usual, IDF soldiers removed the civilians from the scene, and the training continued as planned."
This is part of a long-running conflict over areas of fire that have been taken over by Bedouin.
This is an area known by the Palestinians as "Safar Yatta" and by the IDF Fire Area 918, where training is carried out from time to time. For the past 22 years, the Bedouin have been living in these areas, despite demolition orders issued against them and actions to demolish infrastructure they built illegally. About a month ago, the High Court approved the deportation of 1,000 residents in the area.
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