Following numerous shooting attacks from the village of Beit Jalla towards innocent Israeli civilians in Jerusalem, including the Gilo neighborhood and on the Tunnel Road that wounded Israelis and damaged property, IDF forces took control over areas in Beit Jalla and operated in order to prevent fire.

IDF forces will complete their missions while using caution to prevent the harming of innocent civilians, foreign residents and sacred sites.

The IDF Spokesperson emphasizes that the IDF is in fact doing the job that the Palestinian Authority should be doing: preventing shooting attacks and terror activity against the Jerusalem population, in the Gilo neighborhood and the Tunnel Road.

IDF forces entered the region and executed the required operations for a limited amount of time in order to achieve the operational goals.