VIDEO: Palestinian forces stop IDF entering West Bank city in rare stand-off
Palestinian security forces reportedly blocked Israeli soldiers as they attempted to enter the northern city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, forcing them to leave, according to the Ma'an News Agency.
Viral footage posted on YouTube shows Palestinian officers blocking Israeli military vehicles attempting to drive into the city.
The video also appears to show armed Palestinian officers shouting and cocking their assault rifles as the jeeps approach, before forcing the vehicles to retreat.
The event represents a rare moment of tension between Israeli and Palestinian security forces, as the Palestinian Authority (PA) regularly allows Israeli troops to enter the PA-controlled Area A in the West Bank to conduct arrests, in breach of the Oslo peace accords.
In the same incident, Palestinian forces can be heard firing shots in the air as the Israeli military vehicles drive away, according to the Quds News Network.