5 arrested for throwing Molotov cocktail at police car

Binyamin Police commander's vehicle was completely burnt in the incident following demolition of illegal buildings in W. Bank settlement.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 2, 2011 16:33
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Five people were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with an incident earlier in the day, in which a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Binyamin Police commander's car, setting it ablaze.

Earlier Thursday, six police officers and five settlers were injured as IDF, Border Police and Police forces along with the Civil Administration demolished four illegal structures built in the West Bank settlement of Alei Ayin in the early morning hours.

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Three people were arrested for attacking police officers and throwing rocks. The Binyamin Police commander's car was completely burnt from a Molotov cocktail.

In an attempt to stop authorities from carrying out the demolition, settlers blocked routes leading to the outpost and threw rocks at approaching forces.

In March, a violent clash between police and settlers at the Givat Ronen outpost in Samaria erupted during a police arrest operation.

Police said that suspects hurled rocks at a patrol car, causing extensive damage, and punctured the car’s tires. Officers were also pelted with rocks in that incident.



Police sprayed pepper spray in response. A back-up police force that arrived on the scene was also targeted with rocks.

Police arrested nine people for assaulting cops and interfering with a police officer.

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