IDF Quashes Riots in Jenin, Yerushalayim


IDF soldiers overnight Sunday quelled a riot in Jenin. Rioters attacked soldiers with rocks and bricks as they attempted to arrest several terrorists. Soldiers responded with anti-riot measures. Several rioters were injured. Border Guards were also involved in suppressing a riot at Yerushalayim’s Damascus Gate on Sunday night, when rioters attacked a police van and a bus. One officer and a civilian were injured.

The Gaza border remained quiet, if restless, on Sunday and Monday, after riots last Friday saw about 1,000 rioters gather near the border fence and attempt to attack IDF soldiers. Rioters continued to launch balloons and kites loaded with flammable material over the border fence. Between Friday and Sunday, firefighters doused 33 separate conflagrations in the Gaza border area.

IDF soldiers overnight Sunday seized tens of thousands of shekels in terror funds from Arabs in the Arab village of Tekoa, in Gush Etzion, as well as in Jenin. The money was part of payment made by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to the families of terrorists for acts committed against Israelis, officials said.

Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 5 wanted security suspects in other areas 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.

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