Palestinians have been rioting for the last seven days in protest to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy to Jerusalem.
The Red Crescent reports that 285 Palestinians were injured, many of thise injuries include those suffering from tear-gas inhalation that the IDF blasted to control the rioters. About 60 were wounded by rubber bullets.
Video footage released by the IDF spokesperson shows a violent protest that turned into riots in Ramallah. You can see one of the Mistarvim undercover officer who is wearing jeans, a black T-shirt and a Palestinian flag bandana, holding a rioter around the neck with his arm as he fires warning shots into the air to disperse other rioters who may try and attack him.
Several rioters were arrested and others were interrogated by security forces. The IDF says that a fear of one of their own being an undercover soldier, prevents much larger and more more violent riots.