Arab Tries to Throw Firebomb at Security Forces

Border Policemen shoot Arab rioter in the leg in Issawiya after he tries to throw a firebomb at them.

Ben Ariel, Canada ,

Firebomb attack (illustration)
Firebomb attack (illustration)
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Border Policemen on Friday evening shot a young Palestinian Arab man in the leg in the Issawiya neighborhood of Jerusalem, after he approached them with a firebomb in his hand and tried to throw it at them.

The suspect, who apparently was unharmed, fled the scene and the troops are searching for him.

The incident took place during a riot in Issawiya, the latest in a string of riots by Palestinian Arabs across Israel which had been taking place throughout the day on Friday.

Over 200 Palestinian Arabs waited for police forces at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem Friday afternoon, throwing rocks and firebombs and burning tires at the Jewish holy site. 

In Hevron, an angry Arab mob threw burning tires at police forces; no injuries were reported. 

Earlier Friday, Israel Police arrested a 25-year-old from Shuafat in Jerusalem on suspicion of attempting a terror attack on a Border Police officer in the Old City. The suspect could be seen in security footage trying to throw firebombs at civilians and patrols. 

Miles away, near Beit El in Samaria, Arabs from Kfar Jilazoun threw burning tires and rocks at IDF forces and civilians along the road leading to the community. 

In response, hundreds of Jews flocked to the site and blocked the road; the IDF responded by throwing tear gas canisters on both sides clashing at the site and using riot dispersal measures. 

The chaos follows the brutal murders of Rabbi Eitam and Naama Henkin, who were murdered by Fatah terrorists late Thursday between Itamar and Elon Moreh in Samaria. The Henkins' four children were in the vehicle at the time. 

Multiple terror groups praised the murders Friday, including Hamas, Fatah, the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the  the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).

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