Car ramming attack in Jerusalem, March 6.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
One day after an Arab terrorist was shot after he ran down four Border Police officers and a pedestrian outside a Jerusalem police station, a wave of vandalism was carried out Saturday night in the capital’s Abu Tor and Shuafat neighborhoods.
According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the Abu Tor attack took place at approximately 10 p.m. when a group of Arab youths targeted vehicles belonging to Jews parked in the mixed neighborhood.
Police were called in after residents reported that rocks shattered the windshields and passenger windows of the cars, he said. No injuries were reported, Rosenfeld added, and the assailants fled into the night without being apprehended.
Later Saturday night, rocks were thrown at a light-rail train passing through Shuafat, causing damage to the train, Rosenfeld said.
Two Arab Israelis were apprehended and placed under arrest by police minutes later, Rosenfeld said. No injuries were reported.
Saturday’s violence comes on the heels of a Friday morning terrorist attack by an east Jerusalem Arab resident in his 20s who drove his car into four female Border Police officers and one male pedestrian near the police unit’s headquarters.
The suspect was shot twice by an officer and a security guard after he exited the vehicle and attempted to attack more individuals with a meat cleaver.
The victims of the attack sustained light-to-moderate wounds while the assailant, who survived the gun shots, was transferred to an area hospital in serious condition.