The nine arrived for a break the fast meal at the end of the Ramadan fast at a well-known Palestinian’s home who is working to strengthen ties between leftist Israelis and Palestinians. There is a suspicion that the young people knew about the arrival of the Israelis ahead of time and waited to attack them and their cars.
Eight of the Israelis succeeded in leaving Ramallah via the Qalandia crossing and the ninth was rescued by the Palestinian Security Services, who took him to a police station in Ramallah for short questioning. Approximately an hour later he was handed over to the Civil Administration near the Beit El Checkpoint.
The IDF spokesperson said that the nine were passed over to the Israeli security services for further questioning.