Israeli illegal settlers protest, say not to be 'sitting ducks'
Israeli settlers are protesting against their government's inaction regarding the Palestinian operations being carried out against them as an act of resistance.
Settlers from the "Binyamin" settlements in the northern West Bank staged a protest by driving their cars to protest against the government's constraints on them, Israeli media outlets reported Tuesday.
According to Israeli media, the caravan made its way to the location where an operation took place in a gas station "Eili" last week.
Israeli media mentioned that the cars raised placards calling for action to prevent another operation. Additionally, there were signs in the shape of a duck with the words, "We don't want to be sitting ducks."
Despite the heavy police presence accompanying the caravan, Israeli media said one of the participants claimed that one of the cars was attacked on the main road in Huwara. According to their allegations, the attackers assaulted the car and managed to break its mirrors.
Israeli media outlets have described the Fida'i operation near the "Eli" settlement in the occupied West Bank last Tuesday as extremely "harsh."
Israeli Channel 13 quoted the occupation emergency services as saying that "the Operation was very harsh, and the injuries were caused by a large number of bullets" which killed and injured several settlers.
The Israeli media outlet also pointed out that the operation was carried out despite the heightened alert and preparedness of Israeli security apparatuses, after their blatant failure in Jenin on June 19.
The channel further quoted the occupation's Police Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir, who visited the site of the operation, saying, "The settlers have turned into ducks on the shooting range," as he added that "it is time to carry out a military operation in the West Bank."
Israeli media outlets confirmed the death of four settlers and the injury of another four as a result of the Fida'i operation in the West Bank. According to Channel 13, the shooter fired a large number of bullets from an M-16 assault rifle at settlers.
Israeli media outlets circulated the name of the martyr Muhannad Faleh Abdullah Shehadeh as the Fida'i who completed the operation. Shehadeh is 23 years old and also a resident of the town of Urif.