Settlers Sling Accusations at IDF as Stone-throwing Increases in West Bank

Israeli media has almost completely ignored this phenomenon in recent months; Settlers want looser open-fire policy.

Settlers driving on roads in the West Bank have encountered a genuine problem in recent months: a steep increase in the number of incidents of Palestinians throwing stones at Israeli vehicles. The media has almost completely ignored this phenomenon, except in the case of unusual incidents - such as the critical injuries caused to toddler Adele Biton near the settlement of Ariel some two months ago.