Qalandiya “Martyrdom”: Harriet Sherwood Tweets from the Palestinian street

Several Palestinian rioters were reportedly killed this morning after Israeli border police were ambushed while attempting to arrest a terror suspect in Qalandiya, north of Jerusalem. A Border Police spokesperson reported that during the anti-terror operation over “1,500 Palestinians poured into the streets and attacked the officers with firebombs and rocks.”

The IDF said soldiers rushed to the scene after the Border Police officers came under attack, and that soldiers opened fire after they felt their lives were in “imminent danger.”

A video uploaded onto YouTube today appeared to show Palestinians on rooftops in Qalandiya raining down rocks and other objects on Border Police vehicles during the incident.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2udF2d_d3A4&w=420&h=315]

Whilst we of course await Harriet Sherwood’s report on the incident, which the Guardian has thus far only covered via AP, here are her Tweets evidently live from the scene:

At 1:44 PM, ‘martyrdom’ had been officially confirmed.

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