Security forces, Palestinians clash overnight in wake of Jerusalem shooting

Palestinians fired on IDF soldiers, and a suspect tried to stab Border Police officers in various locations in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

An Israeli border police member fires a weapon during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians over tension in Jerusalem, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank May 10, 2021. (photo credit: MUSSA QAWASMA/REUTERS)
An Israeli border police member fires a weapon during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians over tension in Jerusalem, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank May 10, 2021.
(photo credit: MUSSA QAWASMA/REUTERS)

Israel's Border Police Undercover Unit neutralized a suspect that tried to stab the soldiers during a search of his home in Kfar Aqab on Sunday night, according to a Border Police spokesperson.

When the soldiers arrived to search the home of the suspect, the suspect's family came out of the house and violent clashes broke out. The suspect soon followed with a knife and tried to stab the Border Police officers, who then shot him.

He was given medical attention on the scene and evacuated to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

In the West Bank, Palestinians fired on IDF soldiers on Monday morning in the village of Araba, southwest of Jenin, Walla reported. 

A further seven security prisoners were arrested in Deir Abu Mash'al, northwest of Ramallah.

Israeli Defense Forces were active in Jenin in the early hours of the morning. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON UNIT)Israeli Defense Forces were active in Jenin in the early hours of the morning. (credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON UNIT)

Israel's security forces also arrested 19 people from the West Bank on Sunday night who are suspected of involvement in terrorist activity, according to the IDF Spokesperson Unit.

Jerusalem Shooting terror attack

On Saturday night, a terrorist opened fire on people in Jerusalem's Old City, injuring eight including a pregnant woman who underwent a C-section in the hospital.

After a search that lasted all night, the suspect, an east Jerusalem resident with a criminal record, turned himself in on Sunday morning.