Dozens of Palestinians Try to Breach the Qalandiya Crossing

Archive photo: IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

The riot is the second to occur over the past two days in the Judea and Samaria region

Date: 26/12/2010, 9:09 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Approximately 90 Palestinians attempted on Sunday morning (Dec. 26) to breach the Qalandiya crossing, hurling rocks at security forces on the scene. Six rioters were arrested and taken for questioning by security forces.

Nine months ago, four Palestinians who tried to breach the same crossing were arrested when they hurled rocks and threw a firebomb at security forces. During that event, no injuries were reported among IDF (Zahal) forces and the Palestinians were transferred for security questioning. Following the incident, the Central Command decided that the crossing would be closed for a day.

Over the past weekend, approximately 50 demonstrators gathered in Hebron. A closed military zone was declared and the gathering was dispersed. Three of the demonstrators were arrested under charges of entering a closed military zone.