Police have arrested six suspects over a far-right settler rampage in the occupied West Bank earlier this week that an Israeli general described as a “pogrom”.
The settlers attacked villages around the West Bank city of Nablus a few hours after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli brothers on Sunday as they were driving in the West Bank.
One Palestinian was killed by Israelis during the attack and at least 390 were injured, with Palestinian media reporting stabbings and attacks with metal rods and rocks.
Dozens of cars and homes were also set on fire by the settlers.
Israeli police said on Wednesday they expected to make more arrests during their ongoing investigation into the settler violence, which centred on the Palestinian village of Huwara, where the two Israeli brothers from a nearby settlement were shot dead.
Israeli media outlets had reported on Tuesday that only eight settlers had previously been arrested following the violence and that they had all been released.
Major-General Yehuda Fuchs, …