Palestinian rioters accidentally burned down a factory in the Palestinian town of Nablus on Sunday after a burning tire aimed at the IDF went astray.
The rioters were lighting tyres on fire and kicking them towards IDF forces during the latest round of violent protests. One of the tyres had other ideas, however, and as it sped towards the IDF it changed direction and ended up rolling directly into the warehouse a nearby plastics factory.
The building went up in flames and the factory was totally destroyed.
Not only did the Palestinians damage themselves, but it was Israeli firefighters who came to help tackle the blaze alongside the Palestinian firefighters.
Violence has never been the solution. Let’s hope these protesters learn from this.
הכפר ביתא ליד שכם. מפגינים גלגלו צמיג בוער לעבר החיילים. הוא שינה כיוון נכנס למפעל פלסטיק סמוך . המפעל נשרף כליל. כבאים ישראלים סייעו לפלסטינים לכבות את האש. pic.twitter.com/an4TxowP3u
— nir dvori (@ndvori) February 23, 2018
Note: The image of the man kicking a tyre is for illustrative purposes only. The image on the right is the factory fire.