Policeman Injured in Rock-Throwing Incident

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Bulldozers demolish two illegal houses in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in eastern Yerushalayim on Monday. (FLASH90 )
Bulldozers demolish two illegal houses in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan in eastern Yerushalayim on Monday. (FLASH90 )

Terrorist Caught in Efrat

An Israeli policeman was injured lightly in a rock-throwing incident that broke out during the demolition of two illegal structures in Yerushalayim’s Silwan neighborhood, just south of the Old City, Arutz Sheva reported.

Five Arab and leftist rioters were arrested and the police officer was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, two bombs were discovered by security personnel. The first, a pipe bomb, was found in the Arab village of Al-Aida, near Kever Rochel. The explosive, apparently thrown by a terrorist on Sunday night, was still primed and had not exploded. The bomb squad neutralized it.

The second device was discovered by a Border Guard patrol in the area of the Zeitim Crossing and detonated safely by sappers.

Authorities arrested an 18-year-old resident of the Chevron Hills Arab village of Idhna, Motzoei Shabbos, after he infiltrated Efrat in the Gush Etzion. The infiltrator was not armed, but admitted to police that he was intending to carry out an attack.