Arabs Who Attacked Soldiers in Yerushalayim Arrested

YERUSHALAYIM -
Blooming cherry trees in Kibbutz Migdal Oz, in Gush Etzion. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Border Guards Sunday night arrested five Arabs who attacked IDF soldiers near Sha’ar Shechem in Yerushalayim’s Old City. The soldiers were on a tour of the area when they were set upon by the Arab gang, who threw rocks and bricks at the soldiers. The attacked soldiers began chasing the Arabs, but they ran away. They were later arrested in the Old City.

IDF soldiers were looking for Arabs who threw firebombs at cherry orchards belonging to Jews in Gush Etzion, Channel 20 reported. The attacks occurred on Shabbos morning, with several of the firebombs failing to clear a tall fence protecting the trees. Farmers said that several of the firebombs ignited but, b’chasdei Shamayim, there was no damage to the trees.

Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 12 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.