A Border Police spokesman says an investigation has been launched after an officer was seen operating alone in the Palestinian town of al-Ram, on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
According to police, Border Police officers were operating in the area to arrest three suspects who allegedly hurled stones at forces earlier.
In a video circulated on social media, one officer can be seen walking down a street by herself, in an apparent violation of a police protocol, which stipulates that forces must operate at minimum in pairs.
تغطية صحفية: "قوات الاحتــ ـلال تترك مجندة إسرائيلية ببلدة الرام بعد اعــ ـتقال عدد من الشبان". pic.twitter.com/QIy8FuKcdx
— المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) January 3, 2023
The spokesman says an initial investigation found that additional forces were “within eyeshot” of the officer.
Border Police chief Amir Cohen instructs the commander of the gendarmerie’s West Bank division to carry out a “comprehensive investigation immediately.”