IDF closes entrance to Ramallah after terror attack
Israeli security forces on Monday blocked entry for non-residents to the city of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is based, after a shooting attack the previous day that wounded three soldiers, the army said.
“In accordance with situation assessments following yesterday’s shooting attack in Beit El, security measures have been taken in the area and only residents of Ramallah are allowed to enter the city,” a military spokeswoman said.
The measure applied to foreigners as well, she said.
The spokeswoman said a decision on when to lift the measure would depend on security assessments. The northern road into Ramallah has been shut completely since yesterday’s attack.
A Palestinian police officer, who had worked as a guard for the attorney general’s office in Ramallah, opened fire at a checkpoint outside the city on Sunday, wounding three Israeli soldiers before being shot dead.
The same checkpoint, regularly used
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