Clashes break out in east Jerusalem, West Bank; Palestinians report teen shot

Palestinian rioters hurl some 10 firebombs at Israeli forces in Ras al-Amud; improvised grenade thrown toward IDF position at Rachel's Cave in the West Bank, no injuries.

By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
November 29, 2015 22:49
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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes, near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 29, 2015. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Assailant hurled some 10 Molotov cocktails at security forces Sunday night in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.

According to the IDF, the Israel forces determined that they were in a life-threatening situation and fired toward to lower extremities of a suspect who threw a firebomb and disappeared from the scene.

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No strikes were confirmed, however, Palestinian media reported that a 17-year-old Palestinian died from wounds sustained in the incident.

Security forces were using crowd control measures to disperse youth and masked rioters in the area.

No Israeli injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, an improvised grenade was thrown toward an IDF position at Rachel's Cave in the West Bank. No injuries were report in that incident.

In the West Bank towns of Beit Umar and Silwad riots also broke out.

On Sunday morning, Jerusalem was hit with two stabbing attacks.

A terror suspect was arrested for a stabbing attack near a bus station in Jerusalem on Shamgar street. A 30-year-old Napalese woman was wounded in the attack.

Earlier in the day, a Border Police officer was stabbed and was lightly-to-moderately wounded at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. The suspect was shot and killed.

Jpost.com Staff contributed to this report.


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