Riots erupt in the Al-Amari refugee camp after after a Palestinian terrorist was neutralized by gunfire while attempting to carry out a ramming attack against undercover Border Police officers during a counter-terrorism raid.
– Israeli security personnel were unscathed.
A Palestinian man in his 20s suspected of attempting to perpetrate a car ramming attack against Border Police forces operation near Ramallah Wednesday night was shot and evacuated to a hospital in serious condition.
Overnight Wednesday, special Border Police forces raided the Al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah, where they arrested two fugitives suspected of involvement in terrorist activity.
When the raid was over, a vehicle drew up alongside the forces, apparently in an attempt to run them down. The car plowed into the Border Police’s armored car and sustained major damage. The forces spotted the suspicious maneuver and noted that the Palestinian was holding something that appeared to be a knife, and opened fire, wounding him.
The would-be attacker is reported to be a resident of east Jerusalem.
After the incident, riots broke out in the camp. Protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the Border Police, who used crowd dispersal measures.
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