Silwan: Guard hurt by gunfire

Man lightly hurt as 6 shots fired at jeep; border police on alert in Old City.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 1, 2010 09:07
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A patrol jeep near Beit Yehonatan in Jerusalem's S

silwan beit yehonatan jeep 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski )

 
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A security guard was lightly hurt by gunfire near Beit Yehonatan, a Jewish-owned building in east Jerusalem’s mostly-Arab Silwan neighborhood, early Monday morning.

The man was hit in the leg when six bullets were fired at the vehicle he was traveling in during a patrol near the building.

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He was taken for treatment in the capital’s Sha’are Tzedek Hospital and police were searching for the shooter.

Meanwhile in Jerusalem, dozens of cops and border police officers were patrolling the Old City and other volatile locations after Palestinian youths clashed with security forces on Sunday. Police decided on Monday that men under 50 years old were not allowed to come pray at the Temple Mount.

On Sunday, four security personnel were lightly hurt and seven Palestinian rioters were arrested. Police were yet to decide whether to allow Jews and Christians to come to the Western Wall on Monday, as such a move may prompt more riots.

The riots spilled over from Hebron, where clashes took place most of last week after Palestinians reacted violently to to government's decision to include the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb in the National Heritage list.

On Sunday, defense officials charged that Palestinian Authority officials headed by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad were inciting the Palestinians to protest.

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