MD HASEBUL HASSAN
An undercover Israeli security personnel and an Israeli border policeman detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes at a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 13, 2017. REUTERS
Hundreds turned out, as they had done for days following Trump’s announcement. Some burnt tires, others hurled stones at Israeli troops, all oblivious to the surprise military move that awaited them.
“The undercover personnel were posing as Palestinian protesters and were standing behind the stone-throwers,” said Torokman, who has covered clashes in the region for nearly two decades.
“All of a sudden, they started to fire their pistols into the air and throw sound grenades at the same time.