Riots continue in Jerusalem, two Border Policemen wounded

Arabs riot in the Old City. Firebombs and rocks thrown at several locations in Judea and Samaria.

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Two Border Police officers were lightly wounded on Sunday evening in a rock-throwing attack in the Qalqiliya area.

They were treated by a military medical force and evacuated to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

In addition, there were several incidents in Judea and Samaria on Sunday evening. Arabs hurled firebombs near the Giti Avisar junction and near Givat Assaf in Binyamin.

Rocks were also thrown towards Israeli vehicles on the Husan Bypass Road. There were no injuries in any of the attacks, but some of the vehicles sustained damage.

In Jerusalem, dozens of Arabs rioted in the Maale Motta Gur Street in the Old City of Jerusalem, and threw rocks at police forces. The offices dispersed the rioters using crowd dispersal measures.

Arabs have rioted in recent days in protest of Israel's new security measures on the Temple Mount. On Friday, three rioters died in clashes with Israeli forces.

Last week, the Cabinet decided that recently placed magnetometers will remain at the entrance to the Temple Mount as part of the new security measures at the compound.

The Cabinet also authorized the police to make every decision "in order to ensure free access to the holy places, while maintaining security and public order" on the Temple Mount.

Israel’s security measures at the compound have caused an uproar in the Arab world. They were condemned by the Palestinian Authority, the Jordanian Waqf and the Jordanian government, which demanded a return to the status quo.