Police arrest settler suspected in attempted rocket attack on Palestinians

Police say they are holding a settler suspected of involvement in a failed rocket attack on a Palestinian village in the West Bank. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that police had arrested Gilad Herman, a student at a yeshiva in the settlement of Yitzhar. Herman had been missing since the attempt last month to launch a home-built rocket at the neighboring village of Burin. The projectile failed to reach its target and nobody was harmed, although the sound of the blast triggered a sweep of the area by security forces who initially believed a Palestinian attack on settlers was in progress. Rosenfeld said Herman was arrested at Yitzhar on Saturday.