- Published on Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:43
A Palestinian government official has confirmed that shots were fired on Wednesday at sundown at Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's compound in Ramallah.
A Reuter's witness reported that the unknown gunmen traded gunfire with police for about a minute, before escaping before Palestinian Authority special forces arrived just a few minutes later.
Multiple witnesses also confirmed that the sound of ambulances was heard shortly afterwards, though no injuries were reported. WAFA, the Palestinian Authority's official news agency also confirmed that there were no injuries from the incident.
Fayyad was away from his compound touring the southern West Bank near Hebron at the time of the shooting, which took place around Iftar, when the day's Ramadan fast is broken.
In recent months, the PA has cracked down on security in the West Bank, arresting scores of people, and provoking anger against the the Fatah-led government.