Israeli Border Police Fire Gas Grenades at a Palestinian Neighborhood for No Apparent Reason, Video Shows

In a video published Wednesday on Palestinian networks, the two policemen are seen standing in a square in the West Bank town, without any clear threat nearby, not in the road nor beyond the separation fence

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Two Border Police officers were recorded firing gas grenades at the Palestinian town of al-Ram, just outside of Jerusalem and beyond the separation barrier, for no clear reason.

In a video published Wednesday on Palestinian networks, the two policemen are seen standing in a square in the West Bank town, without any clear threat nearby, not in the road nor beyond the separation fence, where the al-Ram neighborhood is located.

However, following the incident, the police claimed that the officers fired the grenades at suspects who were throwing stones at the nearby road.

But a resident living in a building overlooking the square recorded the two police officers firing at least two gas grenades over the fence. The grenades were filmed falling on the road while a few Palestinian vehicles drove through.

The police said in response: "Following a report received about stones being thrown at vehicles, the Border Police soldiers were called to the scene. Upon their arrival, they identified a number of suspects standing on the separation wall, throwing stones while actually risking the lives of other drivers. At this point, as seen in the video, the fighters began using means to disperse demonstrations. Later, the forces arrived in the area and arrested a suspect, against whom an indictment was filed."

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