A group of IDF soldiers burned a Palestinian Authority (PA) flag at the Awarta checkpoint, near the Huwarra military base, on Wednesday, causing an uproar.
Palestinian Arab witnesses have submitted a formal complaint to the IDF following the incident, Maan news reports.
IDF sources confirmed that the incident, despite being reported in the Palestinian media, both happened and will be dealt with.
"The commanding officer is aware of the incident, which will be investigated," an IDF spokesperson stated to Arutz Sheva Wednesday afternoon. "An initial investigation reveals that we are talking about an exceptional situation wherein the IDF forces operated against what is expected of it, and against the instructions of commanders – and it will be dealt with."