Successful Test of Rocket Propulsion System Conducted, Officials Say

YERUSHALAYIM -
An Arrow-3 ballistic missile interceptor. (Reuters/Amir Cohen, File)

In a statement Monday, the Defense Ministry said that it had successfully launched a rocket powered by a propulsion system. The test rocket was fired from an air force base in the center of the country. The test had been planned months in advance, and was not related to any specific event or issue, the Ministry statement added.

Overnight Sunday, police arrested 12 Arabs in the Issawiya neighborhood of Yerushalayim. Police said that the Arabs had been involved in rioting, throwing rocks and firebombs at police and Israeli security officials in a series of riots. They were also involved in attacks on Israeli vehicles, police said. All of the suspects are being questioned and police will ask for an extension of their remand, the police statement said.

Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 8 wanted security suspects across 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.