Palestinian Authority officers bar IDF vehicles entry to Jenin

In a video that went viral on Facebook, Palestinian officers can be seen blocking the road and preventing IDF vehicles from entering the city amidst shouting and blaring traffic.

By JPOST.COM STAFF,
December 11, 2016 21:05
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PA forces halted IDF vehicles attempting to enter Jenin.. (photo credit: YOUTUBE)

 
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Palestinian Authority security forces barred Israeli military vehicles from entering the West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday.

In a video that went viral on Facebook, Palestinian officers can be seen blocking the road and preventing IDF vehicles from entering the city amidst shouting and blaring traffic.

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The IDF spokesperson's office told The Jerusalem Post that the IDF was going on a routine patrol in Jenin, which was announced to PA forces in advance, but some of the vehicles accidentally attempted to enter from a route different from that planned. PA soldiers at that entrance were not expecting the vehicles. The IDF vehicles then turned around and entered Jenin via the originally planned route without incident.

The IDF was still investigating the incident.

Jenin has seen considerable strife in recent years. In July, Palestinian Authority Security Forces launched an effort to restore security to West Bank villages and cities, focusing on arresting wanted individuals and confiscating unregistered weapons in light of recent deadly violence between Palestinian families in the Jenin area, and gunmen and PASF officers in Nablus.

Adam Rasgon contributed to this report.



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