An Arab terrorist was killed in violent riots against Israeli Police that broke out between in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Tuesday night, during the Yom Kippur fast.
The 20-year-old Arab terrorist was shot dead in the riots, which lasted for hours. He was released from Israeli prison a few months ago after serving a year-and-a-half-long sentence.
The Jerusalem Police said masked Arab terrorists started hurling stones and firebombs at Border Police officers who were on patrol in Silwan.
Police said the rioting “was directly targeting the force and substantially endangered the lives of the soldiers.”
This led the troops to fire at the rioters, hitting one of the terrorists. The rioters then escaped, taking the wounded terrorist with them.
According to the Arabs, the terrorist, who conflicting reports say was killed by a bullet to the stomach or chest, was buried by his family only two hours after the riots at the Turbet al-Sawahira cemetery in Jerusalem. The rushed burial was done, the Arabs said, due to concern Israeli forces will take the carcass and refuse to return it.
Hamas has endorsed the terrorist and on Wednesday dozens of Arabs jihad sympathizers from Silwan were outside his home, putting up posters praising him and calling slogans in his honor.
Arab terrorists have been rioting and attacking Police and Border Police forces also in Issawiya, A-Ram and Jabel Mukaber. In Issawiya, masked Arab terrorists hurled firebombs and stones and launched firecrackers at the force, set trash cans on fire and blocked roads at the entrance to the neighborhood. The Israeli troops broke the riot using crowd dispersal measures.