Police in Yerushalayim were on high alert Friday over the possibility of rioting, after security incidents in several Arab neighborhoods of the city Thursday night. One Israeli was injured in a firebomb throwing incident in the Silwan (City of David) neighborhood outside the Old City. The 44-year-old man was moderately wounded in the incident. The victim was an Israeli passerby who was visiting someone in the neighborhood. Police said they had opened an investigation into the incident.
In addition, Arabs threw firecrackers and firebombs at the residence of an Israeli living in the neighborhood. Police moved in to prevent a riot from breaking out and to remove the Arabs from proximity to the Jewish residence.
In another incident, Arabs threw at least ten firebombs at police in the Shuafat neighborhood Thursday night. Arabs also threw firebombs at a police vehicle in the village of Issawiya, near Yerushalayim.