Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
Photo: Reuters
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem

Two IDF soldiers lightly hurt by gunfire near Ramallah

Palestinian reportedly killed in incident; police arrest 8 people near Old City of Jerusalem; IDF Central Command working to keep clashes to a minimum, fearing further escalation

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Published: 05.18.21 , 17:52
Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded Tuesday after they were fired on by Palestinian rioters outside of the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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  • The confrontation began after some 5,000 Palestinians marched from the Palestinian city towards the area around the neighboring settlement of Beit El.
    A Palestinian was reportedly killed during the clashes.
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    Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
    Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
    Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem
    (Photo: Reuters)
    A general strike and a day of rage have been declared in the West Bank, with the Palestinian Authority's ruling Fatah faction calling for confrontations with Israeli security forces.
    Israeli police said it had arrested eight people outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem following confrontations there.
    Clashes between IDF soldiers and Palestinians near Ramallah
    Protestors then moved from the area towards the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, which has been the site of daily clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces over the looming eviction of several Palestinian families from houses claimed by Israeli settlers.
    Israeli security forces reported sporadic confrontations with Palestinian rioters, including tire burning, rock hurling and the use of tear and smoke grenades at various locations across the West Bank.
    IDF Central Command was attempting to keep clashes to a minimum, fearing that multiple Palestinian casualties could lead to further escalation in the West Bank.
    Unrest in Jerusalem
    (Video: Reuters)
    Earlier Tuesday, Israeli troops thwarted an attempted terrorist attack in the West Bank city of Hebron.
    Preliminary details from the incident indicate that the terrorist apparently tried to fire a weapon at soldiers but was unsuccessful due to a stop.
    Then, one of several explosive devices he was carrying detonated in his hand when he tried to cross the checkpoint where Israeli forces were stationed. He kept charging the soldiers, who opened fire and neutralized him.
    There were no casualties among Israeli forces.
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