IDF: Shots fired at army post near Ramallah, no one injured

Army says driver traveling on a nearby road exited vehicle and fired several rounds toward post before fleeing; soldiers search for suspect

Illustrative: IDF soldiers stand guard during a search in the West Bank village of Yatta, on June 15, 2016. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Illustrative: IDF soldiers stand guard during a search in the West Bank village of Yatta, on June 15, 2016. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

Shots were fired at an IDF post near Ramallah on Friday night, the Israeli army said, adding that none of its soldiers were injured in the incident.

The army said that according to initial information received, the driver of a vehicle traveling on a nearby road exited his car and proceeded to fire several rounds toward the military outpost before fleeing the scene.

Troops were scanning the area in search of the assailant.

The shooting came at the end of a day that saw intense clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian demonstrators in the northern West Bank.

A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces, Palestinian Authority health officials said, noting that the soldiers had been using live fire.

The victim was identified the 13-year-old as Muhammad Daadas.

Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces, during a demonstration near Nablus in the West Bank, on November 5, 2021. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP)

The Israeli army said its forces had responded to a riot near the nearby Israeli settlement of Alon Moreh.

“During the disturbance, rioters threw stones at Israeli soldiers. The troops responded with riot dispersal means and live fire,” a military spokesperson said.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 71 other people were wounded in clashes, most of them suffering from the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Palestinian reports said the demonstrators were protesting against Israeli settlements and that troops used tear gas, stun grenades and live fire to disperse the demonstrations.

Mohammed Daadas,13, who was reportedly shot and killed by IDF troops during clashes in the West Bank on November 5, 2021 (Courtesy)

The clashes come days after Israel announced it would advance plans for 3,000 more homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank, despite international criticism. Israel also advanced plans to build about 1,300 homes for Palestinians in the West Bank.

The settlement housing, the first to be advanced since United States President Joe Biden took office, sparked widespread condemnation in the international community. Many view Israeli construction in the West Bank as a serious obstacle to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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