Palestinian youths hurl stones during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, September 7..
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERS)
Jerusalem police said on Thursday that masked Arab assailants hurled stones at a kindergarten in the Ma’aleh Zeitim neighborhood, not far from the Palestinian quarter of Ras al-Amud in the eastern part of the capital.
There were no reports of injuries or damage. The assailants fled the scene immediately after the incident. Border Police and regular police personnel are conducting searches of the vicinity.
A young Palestinian, 12, who was arrested on Wednesday for hurling stones at Jewish motorists near the A-Tor neighborhood was summoned before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court for a hearing on extending his remand.
Earlier on Thursday, unidentified assailants threw stones at the Jerusalem light rail station in Shuafat, just hours after the deadly vehicular terror attack which killed a Jewish infant girl. Jerusalem police vow to step up arrests of rioters in wake of the attack.
There were also reports of Palestinian stone-throwing toward police and Border Police units operating in the Issawiya section of east Jerusalem. Police used crowd-dispersal methods to quell the unrest.
No injuries or damage was reported.
Near the entrance to the Shuafat quarter, a bus carrying soldiers en route to the IDF Central Command base came under a hail of rocks thrown by local Palestinians. There were no injuries reported.
The stone-throwers fled the scene soon after the incident.
On his Facebook page, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman posted a status linking the terror attack in Jerusalem to the horrific shooting that paralyzed the Canadian capital of Ottawa.
“The terror attacks that took place almost at the same time on opposite sides of the globe – Jerusalem and Ottawa – prove once again that terrorism is a worldwide plague that needs to be fought with force and without compromise,” Liberman wrote.
“Terrorism doesn’t stem from construction of homes in Jerusalem, Ottawa, New York, Madrid, London, or Moscow,” the foreign minister wrote. “Rather, it stems from a struggle against extremist Islam throughout the Western world. We stand by our friend Canada, which has proven by virtue of its joining the war against Islamic State and its steadfast support of Israel, that it doesn’t capitulate to terror. We will also continue to be determined in the fight against terror and terrorists.”
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