Six Border Police officers and four Palestinians were wounded on Monday, when riots broke out as members of a Border Police counter-terrorism unit carried out an arrest operation in the Qalandia refugee camp in the West Bank.
The Border Police unit, which specializes in covert operations in hostile territory, entered the refugee camp Monday morning in order to arrest three members of a car theft ring operating from within the camp.
The troops encountered major resistance from local residents, who began hurling concrete blocks and washing machines at the Israeli troops from rooftops. The troops responded with live fire as they awaited IDF extraction from the scene. Four Palestinians were wounded, including three who were in critical condition.
Some of the wounded Border Police personnel were treated for their wounds at the scene, while others were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment for mild injuries.
Following the forces’ extraction by soldiers, the IDF detained two of the three suspected car thieves for questioning.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the four Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition. All four were taken to Ramallah hospital for treatment.
Hours later, Israeli forces shot a Palestinian man after he allegedly attempted to attack one of the troops at Qalandiya checkpoint and failed to respond to the officers' orders to stop. None of the Israeli forces were hurt in the incident.