Tonight (Monday), the IDF released the video footage from a camera mounted on a soldier’s helmet showing the elimination of a wanted terrorist from al-Bira near Ramallah. The operation, which occurred last night, was intended to be an arrest but when the terrorist opened fire, the soldiers responded and ultimately eliminated him.
The helmet’s video footage shows officers from the Israel Border Police’s Yamam unit, an elite counter-terrorism unit, sweeping the house when they are surprised by sudden gunfire from the direction of a ceiling alcove in which the terrorist was hiding. They exchanged fire and the terrorist was eliminated.
As reported by JOL earlier today, the IDF conducted the raid in al-Bira in search of wanted terrorists and weapons. The terrorist who was eliminated, Basel Al Arej, was the head of a terror cell planning attacks against Israelis. Two other Palestinians were shot and injured after throwing stones at Israeli forces.