Rocks thrown on Temple Mount, terror attempts thwarted in the West Bank

A student activist for the Kumi Israel movement reported being saved from an attempted assault by right-wing protesters in Beersheba.

The knife used in an attempted terror attack in the West Bank, on May 11, 2021. (photo credit: Courtesy)
The knife used in an attempted terror attack in the West Bank, on May 11, 2021.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Rocks were thrown at Israel Police and Border Police officers on the Temple Mount Tuesday night, the Israel Police Spokesperson announced. 
Authorities have tried to disperse the protesters, arresting one. 

Police reportedly arrested eleven suspects for disorderly conduct and assaulting police officers on Tuesday afternoon during a protest against the recent escalation on Ben-Gurion Boulevard, near the University Junction in Beersheba.
One of the protesters who was arrested reportedly stabbed an 18-year-old during clashes that broke out between Jews and Bedouin. The injured teen was evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in the city in moderate-to-serious condition.
One of the policemen who was present at the scene and noticed the incident fired into the air.
Police said the suspect fled and attempted to take shelter in the nearby medical center, but was thwarted with the help of the hospital's security guards and subsequently arrested.
Another man in his 40s was lightly injured from tear gas at the protest and was also evacuated to Soroka.

A Jewish student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and activist in the Kumi Israel protest movement said she was rescued by Border Police officers from being "lynched" by right-wing protesters after arriving at the scene to document the protests, the movement said in a statement.
In her video, dozens of right-wing protesters can be seen gathered around the activist, calling her a "whore for Arabs" and threatening to harm her as Border Police forces who were at the scene protected her and escorted her from the scene back to her car. 
The activist said "I felt a real danger to my life. If I had not been surrounded by five Border policemen, I would not have left that protest alive; there was a guy who had already begun swinging his hand in my direction."
 
Further video released by the activist revealed that a man had indeed tried to swing his fist at her before police moved him away and began escorting her to her car.
A witness at the scene told Kumi Israel that "Hundreds of demonstrators gathered around her and blocked her on both sides of the road, cursing, shouting and threatening her, until a Border Police officer rescued her."

Israeli Police reported that a 42-year-old man was stabbed at the Temple Mount compound on Tuesday evening and that the Red Crescent has evacuated him to a hospital, where his death was determined shortly thereafter.
Police added that officers who arrived at the scene have likely located the weapon used in the assault and that "actions are being taken to locate those involved in the incident."

Police have determined that the background for the stabbing incident was likely related to criminal matters, and was not related to the protests at the Temple Mount compound.
Meanwhile, one Palestinians was killed and another wounded while allegedly attempting a ramming attack at Tapuah Junction in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday evening, Zaka reported. It was later discovered that the Palestinian men did not have weapons and we apparently not intending to harm soldiers. 
IDF soldiers from the Givati Brigade reportedly shot toward the suspects, neutralizing them in the process. No further injuries have been reported.

Earlier on Tuesday, an attempted terror attack was thwarted in the Samaria region of the West Bank by a fire-and-rescue volunteer.
According to a statement, the volunteer firefighter spotted a Palestinian woman acting "suspiciously" near Huwara. When he approached her, the woman pulled out a knife and began running toward a bus station.
He managed to subdue the woman, tackling her to the ground and calling in the authorities.
The incident comes amid a massive upsurge of violent incidents in the West Bank, including fires from burning tires and Molotov cocktails.
 
Israeli Arab protesters in Haifa also engaged in disturbances, throwing rocks and assaulting police officers. Some 26 suspects were arrested for causing damage to property, throwing bottles and shooting fireworks. In addition, a restaurant in Acre and a car in the area were also burnt in protests. 
Eight residents of Jisr az-Zarqa were also arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of throwing stones and burning tires, while in Wadi Ara, rioters threw stones, Molotov cocktails and fireworks at police, according to KAN news.  
Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.