New Palestinian tactic? Serpent found tied to barricade used by riot police – i24news
A snake was found tied to a cement barrier used by border police and IDF forces after they tried to take shelter during a riot in the West Bank village of Silwad on Friday, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Soldiers found the snake tied by it’s tail at the top of the barrier when they tried to seek shelter from protesters who were throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at them.
The snake, at first believed to be a venomous viper, was found to be a nonvenomous Asian Racer.
Police Superintendent Aharon Moyal told Ynet that “we have witnessed various attempts to harm [Israeli] forces, but even in this case their vigilance prevented such an incident.”
The Israeli army has seen frequent attack on its soldiers in the West Bank.
A number of attacks in the West Bank earlier this year where rocks, Molotov cocktails and knives were used against both the army as well as Israeli civilians were preceded by a wave of vehicular attacks. The use of a snake is a first.
There were no injuries or arrests.