Palestinians Riot in Multiple Areas, Wounding 3;
Modi’in (TPS) – Three people were lightly wounded Monday night by Palestinian rioters who threw Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli vehicles near the city of Modi’in. An army unit responding to the incident was then attacked and returned fire, killing one Palestinian teenager and wounding several others, the IDF said.
The injured in the initial attack, one Israeli and two foreign nationals – reportedly a British man and his wife, a Belgian citizen – were transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.
The Palestinian killed, 15-year-old Mahmoud Rafaat Badran from Ramallah, was reportedly an uninvolved bystander.
“As IDF forces returned fire to neutralize the threat, apparently some uninvolved bystanders were accidentally struck,” the IDF announced. “The incident is under investigation.”
Four others sustained moderate to severe wounds; three were taken to a government hospital in Ramallah and a fourth to Hadassah Ein Kerem. Two were taken in for questioning.
In a separate incident, a shooting occurred on Tuesday morning on Route 60 south of Jerusalem. The shooter is at large and security forces are searching the area. No injuries have been reported.
Palestinian rioters also rolled tires filled with gas balloons onto the road near the village of Abud, north of Modi’in, late Monday night. No injuries were reported.
Naomi Altchouler contributed to this report.
Update: The article has been edited to reflect the latest information that the Palestinian killed was apparently not involved in the riots and struck accidentally. This is a developing story and will be updated as new information arrives.