Monday, 1 February, the IDF blocked the entrances to Ramallah and the city’s exits. This information edition NEWSru.co.il was confirmed by the press service of the IDF.
According to published information, the freezing of the city was made after the assessment of the operational situation on the background of the investigation of the terrorist attack that occurred on 31 January at the checkpoint «Focus».
As explained in the press service of the IDF, and continue until further notice the entrance to the city is allowed only to residents of Ramallah and exit is permitted only in humanitarian cases. The movement in the city and on highways leading to Ramallah, continues without restrictions.
Recall that the attack on the checkpoint «Focus»,were injured three Israelis. On 1 February from the hospital «Shaare Zedek» reported that the condition of one of wounded, which was assessed as severe, there has been improvement. Two of the injured are in hospital «Ar And Hadassah mount Scopus», they got wounds from mild to moderate severity.
The attack was carried out by 34-year-old Amjad, Sukari, a resident of the village Jamain (near Nablus). The terrorist was one of the security guards of the General Prosecutor of the PNA, whose office is in Ramallah, and was the Sergeant of the security service in the Palestinian security forces.
On the morning of 31 January, he wrote in his account on the social network Facebook: «I don’t see anything for what it was worth to live.»
As revealed in the investigation into the attack, at about 11:05 Sukari arrived on the official car to the checkpoint «Focus» near the settlement of Beit El. The terrorist got out of the car and opened fire with a pistol on the Israelis. The IDF soldiers returned fire, shot and killed the attacker. Immediately after the attack, his body was handed over to representatives of the Palestinian authority.