Terrorists also fired mortar shells at the Gush Katif towns of Gadid, N’vei Dekalim and Netzarim Thursday morning. There were no reports of injuries.
In another attack, an Arab teenage terrorist stabbed an Israeli policeman Wednesday afternoon in the center of Jerusalem. The incident occurred at the intersection of Jaffa and Cheshin streets. After a short chase, police arrested the 15-year-old Arab. The stabbing victim was moderately wounded.
Not Just Sticks and Stones:
Thursday about 150 Arabs went into a closed-military-zone south of Shechem, and attacked soldiers by throwing chunks of stone and firebombs.
An IDF soldier was lightly wounded Wednesday night by rocks and bottles hurled by Arabs during a confrontation southeast of Ramallah, near the separation fence adjacent to the community of Kochav Ya’akov. The soldiers were summoned after Arabs were detected sabotaging the fence.
Arabs Passing Themselves Off as Jews:
An PA Arab from Hevron was found to be employed as a watchman on a Ra’anana construction site. He was apparently hired by disguising himself as a Jew and presenting his employer with an Israeli identity card, which claimed he lived in Jerusalem. He told police following his apprehension that he purchased the identity card for 1,500 shekels ($340).
Over 800 Israeli Arabs have changed their first names to biblical names in the past year. Most of them have been young Arab men seeking employment in the Israeli workplace.