JERUSALEM, Israel – Two Israelis were attacked by a mob and their car was set ablaze Wednesday night in the Palestinian city of Ramallah, according to the Israeli military.
Footage from the incident appears to show a large crowd of Palestinians surrounding a burning Israeli car in Ramallah’s Al-Manara Square. The pair were escorted to safety by Palestinian security forces.
“The citizens left accompanied by Palestinian security forces in coordination with the [Israeli] security forces in the area,” the Israel Defense Forces said.
They were lightly injured during the attack. The pair were later questioned by Israeli police and then released from custody.
It is unclear how the two Israelis found themselves in Ramallah. Ramallah is located in the West Bank – biblical Judea and Samaria – and is the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority. Israelis are banned by the Israeli military from visiting areas under Palestinian control due to safety concerns.
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