Arab Carrying Knife Arrested Near Sha’ar Shechem

YERUSHALAYIM -
Israeli police stand guard at Sha’ar Shechem, at the Old City of Yerushalayim. (Reuters/Amir Cohen, File)

Security forces on Motzoei Shabbos arrested an Arab carrying a knife next to Sha’ar Shechem in Yerushalayim. Security officials searched a bag the Arab was carrying after he raised their suspicions, and the search yielded the knife. The weapon was confiscated and the Arab, a resident of the Shuafat neighborhood of the city, was detained.

An Arab driver on Motzoei Shabbos attempted to run down soldiers at the Tapuach junction in the Shomron. Security officials at the junction checkpoint attempted to stop the vehicle for a security check, but the Arab instead sped away, endangering the lives of the soldiers at the checkpoint. Soldiers fired into the air and began a search for the vehicle.

Overnight Motzoei Shabbos, security officials said they arrested four 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.