Border Guard Lightly Injured in Arab Riot

View of the Arab village of Issawiya. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

An Israeli Border Police officer was injured Tuesday night as hundreds of Arabs rioted in the Issawiya neighborhood of Yerushalayim. Terrorists threw a dozen firebombs at officers and pelted them with rocks and bricks. The officer was injured in a rock-throwing incident, and was treated for light wounds at Hadassah Har Hatzofim Hospital. Officers used anti-riot measures to bring the crowd under control.

In a separate incident, rioters in the a-Tur neighborhood of Yerushalayim faced off against police, throwing rocks and stones at them. Rioters threw stones at a police van, causing damage to it – the tenth police van to be damaged in this manner, Channel 20 reported. Police used anti-riot measures to bring the crowd under control.

Overnight Tuesday, security officials said they arrested seven 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.