PA Arabs Riot Throughout Judea and Samaria
Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted throughout Judea and Samaria on Friday afternoon. Approximately 1,000 Arabs rioted in Tulkarm. In Ni'lin and Bil'in the rioters hurled rocks at security forces.
About 30 PA Arabs rioted in Kfar Kadum im Samaria and rolled a burning tire towards security forces. 10 Arabs rioted in the Qalandiya crossing, throwing rocks towards the crossing. 40 Arabs hurled rocks towards the Rachel's Tomb compound, and about 3000 Arabs rioted in Hevron.
There were no injuries in any of the incidents.
Friday prayers on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, meanwhile, ended without incident. 35,000 Muslim worshipers attended the prayers. At the same time, Jews have been barred from the Temple Mount until Sunday, the last day of Hannukah.
The ban was reportedly aimed at preventing a Muslim riot at the site.
The latest incidents follow a string of riots and terror attacks in Judea and Samaria. Tensions were particularly high following two incidents in which soldiers shot Arab attackers in Hevron.
The latest incident occurred late on Thursday night when members of an IDF unit stationed near Hevron shot an Arab terrorist as he prepared to throw a firebomb at them.
Arab reports claimed that the terrorist was seriously wounded and taken to hospital in the city.
Earlier on Thursday, terrorists threw a firebomb at an IDF position in the city. There were no injuries or damages.
Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted Thursday in Hevron, where they hurled rocks and bottles at Israeli soldiers. IDF troops responded with mob control methods that included the use of tear gas.
There were no reports of serious injuries, according to local sources, who said that nearly a hundred protesters had attempted to storm the IDF troops.
The Arab rioting occurred several hours after a female officer shot and killed a 17-year-old PA Arab terrorist who pulled a gun on Border Police officers near Hevron.
A police sapper who arrived subsequently to check out the gun determined that it was a fake gun.
In an interview Thursday morning, the Border Police officer who killed the terrorist said that she shot the terrorist because she feared a fellow officer would be killed by him. The officer, N, said that the terrorist had aimed his gun at the head of a fellow officer, and that when he failed to respond to orders to drop his weapon, she opened fire.
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