Israeli forces used live ammunitions on Wednesday morning to disperse a brawl between Palestinians and settlers near Ramallah, the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported.
According to the report, the incident took place after Palestinians confronted the settlers who were praying at the entrance to the town of Sinjil, 21 kilometers northeast of Ramallah.
An Israeli filmed the whole scene and posted the video on Youtube. Despite Haaretz's claim that IDF soldiers were unable to break up the fighting, the video clearly shows that the latter made little efforts to separate the two groups and resorted to live fire without legitimacy.
The IDF Spokesperson said that IDF forces “arrived on the scene and fired warning shots, dispersing the confrontation” before adding that the shots were fired according to procedure.