Masked youths hurled stones at a Kibbutz Movement leader on Sunday as he was being hosted in a sukkah in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar.

Yoel Marshak, head of the Kibbutz Movement task force, said he had been in the area and called Rabbi Eliyahu Farjun of Yitzhar and asked to visit him.

After sitting in the synagogue's sukkah with the rabbi, a Yitzhar resident showed him his tires had been slashed. Another resident warned Marshak to leave the settlement before something happened to him.

An IDF patrol summoned backup. But before they arrived, around a dozen masked young men approached. The soldiers tried to distance them, but Marshak and his colleagues came under a hail of stones.

Marshak and his colleagues left the settlement in a different car, under heavy escort. That vehicle was also stoned.

According to the Arutz Sheva pirate radio station, the Samaria Regional Council claimed Marshak tried to break into the sukkah of the town's synagogue.