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Israeli forces make rare daytime incursion into Ramallah

In video uploaded to social media on November 8, 2021, Palestinians are seen throwing rocks at a Border Police jeep that entered the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Screen capture: Twitter)
In video uploaded to social media on November 8, 2021, Palestinians are seen throwing rocks at a Border Police jeep that entered the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Screen capture: Twitter)

In an unusual incident, several Border Police jeeps head down main roads in southern Ramallah as Palestinians hurl stones at them.

Israeli forces regularly enter Palestinian Authority territory to conduct operations, but they rarely enter the PA’s de facto seat in broad daylight. Most army operations are confined to the refugee camps and villages on the outskirts of the small Palestinian city.

An army spokesperson says that the troops were conducting an operation in neighboring Beitunia before heading back to their base.

“As for why they took that route, that is for operational reasons that cannot be elaborated on,” the spokesperson says.

Border Police officers also briefly stopped by a Palestinian film festival taking place in the city, according to photographs from the scene circulated on Palestinian social media. The army spokesperson denies the festival was a target, adding that the soldiers were merely passing through.

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