IDF soldiers patrol during a raid 390 (R).
(photo credit: Abed Omar Qusini / Reuters)
The IDF arrested two Palestinians with knives who had been spotted on a security
camera close to the Eilon Moreh settlement in the West Bank on
The Eilon Moreh security guard alerted the IDF, which dispatched
a unit from the Golani Brigade to intercept the suspects.
Palestinians fled the area and entered the village of Azamut, east of Nablus.
Soldiers pursued them and apprehended them near a school.
A search of the
suspects revealed that they were armed with two knives. One suspect had a knife
that was 9.5-centimeters long, and the second was armed with an 8-centimeter-
Soldiers took the suspects into custody for
Separately, a group of around 15 Palestinians approached an
IDF position near Bir Zeit, north of Ramallah, an IDF representative
The suspects began hurling rocks at soldiers. IDF soldiers
responded with crowd-dispersal means, but they did not use live fire, the
Palestinian sources said a 19-year-old man was
seriously injured in the head by a teargas canister. The sources added that he
was taken to the Ramallah hospital in critical condition.
“We saw a
report of an injured Palestinian, but we’ve been unable to confirm it at this
stage,” the IDF representative said.
Jonathan Pollak, a spokesman for the
Popular Struggle Coordination Committee, said that the young man survived
surgery and is now in the intensive care unit.Tovah Lazaroff contributed
to this report.
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