Within several hours Tuesday night, a firebomb was thrown outside Ma’aleh Adumim
and a Palestinian man from an adjacent town was arrested for storing an arsenal
According to police, on Tuesday at approximately 10 p.m. the
firebomb was thrown by a resident of Abu Dis at the Ma’aleh Adumim junction
outside of Jerusalem. Border Police units quickly arrived at the scene, but the
perpetrator had fled.
In a separate incident several hours later, police
arrested a Palestinian man from Abu Dis who was storing a cache of weapons in
his home, including a homemade pipe bomb and an 84mm. rifle with more than 100
While police waited for a bomb squad to disarm the explosive, the
suspect, aged 38, was arrested and taken to the Ma’aleh Adumim police station
for interrogation. He is to be arraigned at Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on
Thursday morning, police said.
Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld
said Wednesday that the arrest followed an ongoing investigation.
if police consider the suspect a terrorist, Rosenfeld said he could not disclose
details of the case, but added that “all directions are being looked into.”