Damascus Gate plaza on January 22, 2018.
(photo credit: UDI SHAHAM)
The Israel Police arrested three men in two separate incidents early Monday morning on suspicion they were throwing rocks and fireworks at security forces in Jerusalem on Sunday.
The police said they arrested two men, ages 20 and 21, who were suspected of hurling rocks at the police outpost next to Damascus Gate in the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City.
One police officer was injured in the incident and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The suspects were also accused of throwing stones at a bus, injuring one passenger who needed medical treatment, according to the police.
After the incident, police carried out an operation during which they searched for the suspects and temporarily closed the main street in east Jerusalem – Sultan Suleiman Street – to traffic.
In a separate incident, police arrested a 17-year-old who is suspected of shooting fireworks directly at a police outpost.
Police said that a Border Police officer who felt officers were in danger shot in the air. After calling an investigative team, a forensic investigator identified a suspect.
The three suspects were to be brought to court Monday, which it will be decided whether or not to extend their remand.
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