Palestinians sources, however, related a different version of the incident: Sources told Ynet that Abu Qandil, who serves as a police officer in the Palestinian national security forces, was heading towards his workplace shortly after 5:00 a.m. along with an Islamic Jihad activist whom he works with.
According to Palestinians, two IDF soldiers dressed in civilian clothing and sitting in a Mazda car ambushed Abu Qandil on the way to
Armed Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers in Jericho. No one was wounded and no damage was caused. Soldiers responded with means for crowd dispersal.
Overnight IDF forces arrested nine Palestinian fugitives in the West Bank, including three Islamic Jihad operatives suspected of involvement in the kidnapping an murder of Eliyahu Asheri. In addition, a Tanzim operative was arrested in Nablus, two Islamic Jihad suspects were detained in Bethlehem, a Tanzim operative and Islamic Jihad operative were arrested in Hebron, and an Islamic Jihad suspect was arrested west of Ramallah.
Efrat Weiss contributed to the report.