2 Officers Wounded After Clashes as Jews Visit Kever Yosef

YERUSHALAYIM -
Damage caused to a Border Police vehicle during clashes in Shechem, overnight Sunday. (Israel Police)

Clashes and firefights broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on Sunday night in Chevron as about 500 mispallelim visited Kever Yosef, with two Border Policemen injured by Palestinian rioters.

As the Israeli forces and the mispallelim entered the city, dozens of Palestinians rioted, throwing rocks and explosives toward their vehicles and firing toward security forces, according to Border Police.

Border Police responded to the riots with live fire and riot dispersal methods. One officer was lightly wounded by an explosive and transferred for treatment to an IDF clinic. Another officer was injured lightly by a stone that hit his face and was treated at the scene.

Amid the firefight, an armored vehicle belonging to Border Police sustained significant damage.

The clashes come less than a day after five Palestinians were killed and two IDF soldiers were wounded after armed clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces during a wave of anti-Hamas operations across Yehudah and Shomron.