The two most recent return marches (September 27 and October 4, 2019) were characterized by a high level of violence. IEDs and hand grenades were thrown at the security fence and IDF vehicles. Rioters also vandalized the security fence and tried to cross it into Israeli territory. On October 4, 2019, two rocket launches were identified. The rockets fell inside the Gaza Strip.

On September 25, 2019, a Palestinian boy stabbed and wounded a young Israeli woman waiting for a bus near Modi’in. He was apprehended. On September 26, 2019, a Palestinian boy tried to stab Border Policemen at the Chain Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. A policewoman was slightly injured while the Palestinian was being detained.

The Israeli security forces apprehended the terrorist squad suspected of carrying out the IED attack at the Danny Spring, northwest of Ramallah, which killed an Israeli girl and wounded her father and brother. The terrorists are operatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who in the past were detained by the Israeli security forces for involvement in terrorism. The members of the squad planned to carry out additional attacks, including shooting attacks and an abduction. Samer Arbid, who headed the squad, was hospitalized in serious condition. The reasons for his condition are under investigation.


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