None Injured in Arab Stone-Throwing Incidents

Arabs riot at the Kalandiya checkpoin. Issam Rimawi/FLASH90
Arabs riot at the Kalandiya checkpoint. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

There were numerous incidents of rock throwing by Arabs against Israelis overnight Wednesday and early Thursday. Stones were thrown at the light rail in the area of Shuafat in Yerushalayim both Wednesday night and Thursday morning. No one was injured in the incidents, but there was some damage to train cars. Police opened investigations into the incidents.

On Wednesday night, Arabs threw stones at an Israeli bus in Gush Etzion. The incident occurred near the town of Maaleh Amos. The bus was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

Also Wednesday night, Arabs in the Bedouin town of Rahat threw stones at the local police station. There was no damage to the building, and no injuries were reported. Police have opened an investigation into the incident. It was not clear who threw the stones or why, officials said.

Overnight Wednesday, security officials said they had arrested 15 wanted security suspects in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.