Officer wounded by pipe bomb in Jerusalem

A police officer was wounded by a pipe bomb hurled at him by Arab terrorists on Sunday night, in the northeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, which is located near Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus.

The explosive was thrown at the officer as he took part in a joint police and Border Police mission arresting terror suspects in the neighborhood.

Due to the blast, the officer was lightly wounded, and evacuated for medicaltreatment at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

The unrest continued on Monday morning, as riots were recorded in the ancient city of Hevron in Judea.

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There, Arab rioters threw rocks at the road connecting the adjacent city of Kiryat Arba with Hevron’s Cave of Machpelah, where the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs other than Rachel are buried.

IDF forces snapped into action, blocking the rioters from reaching the road.

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UNESCO just last Wednesday passed a Palestinian Authority (PA) resolution, listing Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of Machpelah as “Muslim sites” in an Arab attempt to claim the tombs of the Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs.

The overnight violence added to the ongoing wave of terror that has been sweeping Israel in recent days. Just Sunday night another stabbing took place at Ariel Junction in Samaria; the victim was seriously wounded, and the terrorist was apprehended after several hours of searching.