The IDF reported Thursday morning that an Arab armed with a metal rod who attacked an IDF force on a search for wanted terrorists in Jericho was killed. The force followed the military arrest protocol, as several soldiers attempted to push the attacker off with their rifles.
The attack took place when a group of local Arabs began a riot after spotting the force entering the city. The attacker tried to grab one of the soldiers’ weapon. The soldiers responded with what appears to be body blows using their weapons, resulting in the attacker’s death without a gun being fired.
The soldiers at the incident administered medical treatment to the attacker, but eventually called his death.
The IDF is investigating.