'Palestinian police' attack IDF in Hebron, riot ensues
A group of 'Palestinian police' attacked a routine IDF patrol in Hebron on Thursday afternoon. Hundreds of rock throwing 'Palestinians' joined in and a riot ensued
The Palestinian police officers and the IDF soldiers became involved in
mutual pushing, and one of the Palestinian officers threw a punch.
Soldiers used stun grenades to distance the PA officers. At that stage, a
250-strong crowd rapidly formed and began rioting and hurling rocks,
before being dispersed by the small IDF force.
"This is a serious incident. It is being investigated by the army," the spokeswoman said.
Army sources say the fact that Palestinian police confronted an IDF force is a worrying development.
The IDF has refused to disclose further details due to the ongoing investigation.
The Ma'an Palestinian News agency said five Palestinians were injured in the disturbances and taken a Hebron hospital.
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Labels: Hebron, IDF, Palestinian police