Watch – Jerusalem: 2 policemen wounded, 6 Muslim terrorists arrested as riots enter 4th day
Two policemen were lightly wounded and six Muslim terrorists were arrested overnight in Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, as violent riots that broke out following the elimination of a convicted terrorist, have now entered into their fourth day.
During the violent riots, Muslim terrorists threw rocks and fired fireworks at Israel Police and Border Police forces. They also damaged the light rail and smashed windows.
Two policemen were lightly injured and needed medical attention.
According to the Red Crescent, 15 Muslim terrorists were wounded and evacuated to Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem. Border Police forces were briefly seen inside and took positions outside the Arab hospital shortly after.
In addition, the IDF arrested five Muslim terrorists overnight in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, who were wanted for involvement in terrorism and violent disorders directed against civilians and security personnel.
The terrorists were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.
Riots broke out Thursday night in East Jerusalem when 22-year-old Muslim terrorist Mohammed Abid was shot and eliminated after shooting fireworks at security forces during a counter-terrorism operation in Issawyia.
The masked terrorist emerged in one of the alleys and set off the fireworks from close range posing a real and immediate danger to the policemen’s lives, the force said in a statement. One of the officers targeted the terrorist, neutralizing the danger.
Abid was a known Muslim terrorist who served a five-year sentence for plotting to carry out a shooting attack and was recently released from prison.
Over the past few weeks police have entered Issawiya on a nightly basis in a bid to track down Muslim terrorists members of a PLO terror cell believed to be at large in the neighborhood.
On Thursday night, Isawiyah’s community administration building – seen by local Arabs as a symbol of cooperation between the neighborhood and the Israeli authorities – was burned down completely.
Muslim terrorists reinitiated the riots on Friday after mosque, and continued throughout the night, turning Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem into a war zone.