An elderly Palestinian man was arrested in the village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah on Sunday morning on charges of rioting against IDF forces, Palestinian media reported.
Despite his age, the man, lauded by Palestinian media outlets as a hero, joined rioters decades younger than him in hurling rocks at IDF forces.
He was also videoed fighting with a local Jewish resident. Some media outlets dubbed him “The Sheikh of the Mountain.”
📹*متابعة صفا*| مسن يلقي الحجارة تجاه جنود الاحتلال خلال مواجهات في قرية دير جرير شمال شرق رام الله pic.twitter.com/nfvN43IrwV
— وكالة صفا (@SafaPs) January 1, 2021
— #شاعرة_فلسطينية#رناطبيلة🖋 (@Ret9Retag) January 7, 2021
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)