3 detained over rioting sent to house arrest and 5 released, authorities say, with no new arrests in mob violence; Halevi says manhunt for West Bank gunmen continues
All Israeli suspects detained during the Sunday night rioting in the West Bank town of Huwara have been released, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Military chief Herzi Halevi meanwhile vowed to investigate the “lawlessness.”Hours after a shooting attack that killed brothers Hallel Yaniv, 21, and Yagel Yaniv, 19, from the settlement of Har Bracha, hundreds of extremist settlers descended on the Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, the site of the terror attack, and set fire to homes, storefronts and cars.Security forces failed to contain the violence for hours despite early warnings of a planned violent protest in Huwara. Troops were also preoccupied with searching for the gunman who killed the Israeli brothers, as well as dealing with settlers who had defiantly returned to the evacuated Evyatar outpost.
Source: Suspects in Huwara settler rampage out of custody; IDF vows to probe ‘lawlessness’ | The Times of Israel
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