Palestinians throwing Molotov cocktails have destroyed an Israeli Border Police armored vehicle.
The incident occurred during an operation alongside the security fence near the Palestinian village of Abu Dis, bordering East Jerusalem. During the attack, police personnel quickly removed their operational equipment from the vehicle and managed to secure the scene until backup came, a police spokesperson said.
No casualties were reported, and police are searching for the perpetrators.
Last Thursday, the Border Police discovered three concealed pipe bombs in Barta’a, a town straddling the Green Line occupied by Israelis and Palestinians. The bombs were defused and an investigation has been opened.
On April 30, Border Policemen signaled a driver to slow down for inspection at the Reihan checkpoint near the Palestinian city of Jenin. Instead, the car accelerated towards the officers in an attempt to run them over. Following protocol, the policemen fired into the air, but the driver continued and ended up hitting several concrete barriers before smashing into a reinforced guard post.