Border Police stoned by e. J'lem Arabs

9 policemen lightly wounded by masked, stone-throwing Arab youths.

May 30, 2010 04:39
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arabs rocks e jlem 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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Nine Border Police officers were lightly wounded by rocks on Saturday afternoon during disturbance in the southeast Silwan neighborhood, a Jerusalem police spokesman said.

Security personnel who entered the neighborhood around 3 p.m. were met by a band of Arab youths with their faces covered, who began throwing stones at the officers.

Two officers were hurt in that incident and taken to Hadassah University Medical Center on Mount Scopus. When a larger Border Police force entered the neighborhood, they too were met by a hail of rocks. Seven more officers were injured by that attack, although they were treated at the scene.

Additional border policemen arrived and dispersed the rock-throwers with tear gas.

Also on Saturday, an Arab man armed with a sword attacked a border policewoman on Salah al-Din Street, near the Damascus Gate, while shouting “Allahu akbar!”

The officer was lightly wounded, although not from the sword. Her attacker wrested away her sidearm and tried to shoot her with it.

He was immediately subdued by other officers, and he, along with his brother, who police said had attempted to interfere with the man’s arrest, were taken into custody.

After the arrests, police reported rock-throwing on Salah a-Din Street as well.

On Saturday night, a police spokesman said the string of attacks were likely acts of revenge for a police operation throughout east Jerusalem neighborhoods last week, which was aimed at arresting residents wanted for various offenses and at issuing fines for tax and construction violations that totaled tens of thousands of shekels.

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