The IDF and Border police went into the West Bank village of Burin on Sunday
night in search of a Palestinian suspect who had thrown a Molotov cocktail at a
One Border Police officer was lightly injured in the
clashes that ensued, and one Palestinian was arrested. The IDF did not provide
information on the charges against the Palestinian.
The incident follows
clashes between security forces and Palestinians in and around Burin village on
Saturday, after Palestinian activists tried to erect a protest tent encampment
in Area B of the West Bank, on the edge of the village.
evacuated the 150 to 200 Palestinian activists from the encampment, which
Palestinians called Al-Manatir.
At the end of Saturday's incident, the
IDF and Border Police entered the village. Palestinians stoned their vehicles,
and security forces entered the village and shot tear gas; Palestinians reported
that they also used live ammunition.
On Sunday evening, some 15 IDF and
Border Police vehicles entered Burin, according to Popular Struggle Coordination
Committee spokeswoman Abir Kopty. She said that the IDF shot tear gas, raided
five homes and detained three people, two of whom were released.
Palestinian resident of Burin said the tear gas smoke was so thick, he had a
hard time reaching his home.
The IDF said that when security forces
entered the village to search for the Molotov cocktail suspect, Palestinians
threw stones at their vehicles.
Security forces then used riot dispersal
means, including tear gas.