A Border Police officer was struck and lightly wounded by a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Palestinians in Hebron on Monday, a day after an IDF soldier was hit by a Molotov cocktail in the same city. The Border Police officer was struck in the face and video of the incident showed his clothes on fire.
#شاهد لحظة إصابة أحد جنود الاحتلال بزجاجةٍ حارقةٍ خلال المواجهات في منطقة باب الزاوية بمدينة الخليل. pic.twitter.com/IVZkyVXJbd— وكالة شهاب (@ShehabAgency) February 3, 2020
On Sunday, an IDF soldier was struck by a Molotov cocktail during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in Hebron.
A Border Police spokesperson stated that Border Police officers confronted dozens of Palestinians throwing stones in Hebron on Monday. While officers used riot dispersal methods to disperse the Palestinians, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an officer. The officer did not require medical care.
Three Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets in Hebron during clashes with Israeli security forces on Monday. Clashes were reported throughout the West Bank, including in Hebron and Tulkarem. Multiple arrests were reported during the clashes at multiple sites in the West Bank.
The Palestinian WAFA news agency reported on Monday that Jewish settlers beat a 3-year-old Palestinian girl and her family at their home in the Tul Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. The child was bruised in the incident. According to the father of the family, Ibrahim Ramadan, stated that Israeli soldiers were at the scene during the incident and prevented the family from leaving their home.
The governor of Salfit in the West Bank Abdullah Kamil issued an order for all shops and businesses to remove all signs and store names written in Hebrew and replace them with Arabic within the week on Monday, according to WAFA. Strict legal action will be taken against all those who fail to do so.
Two youths were arrested from the Gate of Mercy on the Temple Mount on Monday evening, according to the Palestinian Quds news. Additionally, a member of the Jerusalem Waqf was banned from the Temple Mount for six months for obstructing Israel Police work at the site. The Waqf member had been banned from the Temple Mount in the past as well.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stated on Monday that he will stop security coordination with Israel. "Either we take our full rights according to the international legitimacy resolutions, or Israel must assume its full responsibilities (in the occupied territories) as an occupying power," said Abbas at a Palestinian cabinet meeting in Ramallah, according to WAFA.
"We will not back down unless they retract and accept negotiations on the basis of international legitimacy," added Abbas.
Palestinian demonstrators and security forces clashed in the West Bank on Sunday, according to Palestinian media. Dozens of injuries were reported due to tear gas and rubber bullets, including a Palestinian journalist. An additional journalist was arrested by Israeli security forces. Ten Palestinians were arrested on Saturday night and Sunday morning, including a guard at the Al-Aqsa mosque and two minors in Hebron.
The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces called for a day of escalation with Israeli forces on this coming Friday, according to Quds.