Police arrest 6, increase security efforts in east Jerusalem

June 30, 2019 17:42
A security fence separates the Arab village of Abu Dis from east Jerusalem

The east Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis and the security barrier that separates it from the rest of the city. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Disturbances in several locations in east Jerusalem continued overnight, according to police. 

Israeli police forces, including border police, acted against these disturbances, which included the throwing of stones and other large objects at officers, as well as igniting fireworks.

Further, security forces arrested six suspects who they believe took an active part in earlier disturbances, including those aimed at damaging the light rail. 

Two police officers were lightly injured and received medical treatment.
A spokesperson for the police said that forces will continue their activities against those who are trying to disrupt the peace in East Jerusalem.

"The Israel Police Force operates in a professional and focused manner, both in the field and behind the scenes, in order to reach out to anyone who takes an active part in disturbances at any time and place and to bring him to justice for his actions," the police spokesperson said.

Last week, riots broke out in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, which then spilled over to Friday and Saturday, after a Palestinian man was killed by Border Police.

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