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A 22-year-old resident of the West Bank was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of being involved in an attack on the IDF's Ephraim Division military base earlier this month.
The suspect, of Kranei Shomoron, was taken into custody by Judea and
Samaria police after coming under suspicion that he was one of 50
far-right activists who sneaked into the base on December 13.
Settlers demonstrate near Efraim Brigade HQ
PM: Ephraim attack 'a stain on Israeli democracy'
The perpetrators vandalized vehicles and set fire to tires to protest the clearing of illegal outposts.
Several suspects were arrested in connection with the incident last week. In a reaction to the incident
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said last week that the rioting
blemished Israeli democracy and the settlement enterprise, as he lit a
hanukkia at the site.
“Even the smallest stain tarnishes the whitest shirt,” Netanyahu said at
the ceremony. “This is a stain on Israeli democracy, which is a
law-abiding democracy, and also a stain on the greater part of the
settler population, which is not involved in these acts.”Herb Keinon contributed to this report