Friday, August 19, 2016

Not newsworthy: 4 killed in clashes between Palestinian security and suspects

Israel gets blamed for any force it uses in searching for terrorists, but here's something that you won't hear about often:

Two members of the Palestinian security forces were killed on Thursday, and two more were injured during clashes with wanted Palestinians in Nablus city in the northern occupied West Bank, while Palestinian security forces killed two Palestinians on Friday during overnight raids in the Old City of Nablus.

Four members of the Palestinian security forces were reported as injured, with two in critical condition after one was shot in the head, and the other in the chest. The Palestinian shot in the chest was announced dead shortly after, while the other was reported dead later in the evening.

A Palestinian security official told Ma'an early Friday that two of the armed men were killed in the Old City of Nablus overnight during armed clashes as security forces attempted to arrest them. The two were initially reported as injured, and were taken to a hospital in Nablus city where they were pronounced dead.

The official added that three M16 guns were found with the armed assailants who were killed.

A Palestinian security official told Ma’an that Palestinian security forces have launched a concerted campaign to detain the Palestinians responsible for the shooting.

The spokesperson for the Palestinian security forces Adnan Dmeiri confirmed Thursday that security forces were searching communities and trying to find and capture those responsible for killing the officers, adding that the security forces would continue to carry out arrests and raids on Palestinians engaged in illegal activities.

According to Dmeiri, five security officers have been killed in the past month.
Apparently, Palestinians have more than just rocks.

This is  the type of story that the Western media shies away from. The main reason is because Israel isn't involved, but also because it highlights the fact that the IDF is quite justified in its rules of engagement when trying to arrest terrorists. Even Palestinian security has the same issues in their daily work, and five of them were killed in the past month!

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