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'Day of Rage': Jerusalem Policeman Shot in Hand

Photos of Muslim mayhem on 'Day of Rage': security man hit by gunshot on Mount of Olives, fire bomb near Ofra, rock attacks in Gush Etzion.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 3/16/2010, 9:11 PM / Last Update: 3/16/2010, 9:23 PM

Flash 90

A 'Yassam' special forces policeman suffered injuries to his hand Tuesday when he was shot near the central square of Ras El-Amud, an Arab neighborhood on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. Initial reports suggested that the shots were fired from a handgun. The attack occurred in the course of Arab rioting in the neighborhood. The policeman was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital at Mount Scopus.

Police Commissioner Lt.-Gen. David Cohen arrived on the scene of the attack and received a briefing from District Commander, Maj.-Gen. Aharon Franco. “This is a very serious event and we will not spare any effort to put our hands on the perpetrators,” Cohen told reporters.

Arab assailants lobbed a fire bomb at an Israeli-licensed vehicle north of Ofra in the eastern Binyamin region Tuesday. No one was hurt and the vehicle was not damaged. IDF soldiers combed the region in an effort to arrest the attackers.

An Israeli woman was lightly injured Tuesday evening when Muslims threw rocks at her car near the community of Tekoa in the Etzion Bloc, south of Jerusalem. She was independently evacuated to a hospital for treatment. Her car was damaged.

In a second rock-attack incident near Betar Illit, in the western Etzion Bloc, an Israeli was lightly wounded and two cars were damaged. The Israeli did not require medical treatment.

Rocks were also thrown at two buses in Yafo (Jaffa). No one was hurt.

The violent events were part of a 'Day of Rage' declared by Hamas in protest of the re-dedication Monday of the centuries-old Hurva Synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem. The day was marked by wide-scale Muslim hooliganism, that was met by Israeli security forces.

Photos by Flash 90:


Arabs run wild near Temple mount.


Arab rage about to meet Yassam police.

Never tiring of playing with fire: Arabs in Jerusalem.

Arabs hide behind dumpster in eastern Jerusalem.

Flag-burning at Kalandia, north of Jerusalem.

Israeli demonstrators counter Muslims and their leftist sympathizers at Hebrew University campus.

Down for the count in eastern Jerusalem.

Eastern Jerusalem arrests.