Two Yerushalayim Arabs Arrested, Released in Attempted Car Ramming

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli police in Yerushalayim. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Yerushalayim police on Wednesday morning arrested two local Arabs who attempted to run down officers earlier in the morning. The vehicle was found after a search, and a male and female Arab were detained and questioned, and later released.

Police said that the two veered out of their lane outside National Police Headquarters, located on the edge of an Arab neighborhood of Yerushalayim. Two police officers were in the path of the vehicle but managed to get away in time. There were no injuries among the officers. The car then sped away, and police opened a search, tracking down the suspects a short time later. After questioning the suspects, police classified the incident as an accident, and released the pair.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested five wanted security suspects from Arab areas 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.