Riots in Jerusalem (illustrative)
Riots in Jerusalem (illustrative) Israel news photo: Flash 90

Gaza terrorists fired three rockets at southern Israel over the course of the Yom Kippur holiday. One rocket landed within Gaza, while two others hit open areas in Israel. No injuries or damage were reported in the attacks.

On Monday night, the IAF hit a rocket launcher in Gaza. Pilots reported a direct strike on the device, which was loaded and prepared to fire. It is not yet clear if there were casualties in the strike.

In central Gaza, terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at an IDF patrol near the Gaza security barrier. The patrol returned fire. Gaza Arabs reported that two people were lightly wounded by IDF fire. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a separate incident in central Gaza, terrorists attacked IDF troops with gunfire. No injuries were reported among the soldiers.

In Jerusalem: Firebombings, Arson

Security forces faced attack in Jerusalem as well. In the Isawiya neighborhood in the northern part of the city, Arab rioters attacked Border Police officers. A total of 20 firebombings were reported in the area, as were dozens of rock attacks. Six officers were lightly wounded; one required hospitalization.

Isawiya rioters also set fire to trees in the neighborhood. Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames. Police deployed in the nearby Jewish neighborhood of Giva Tzarfatit (French Hill) to ensure that the riots did not spread. Residents of the area reported hearing explosions and yelling from the direction of Isawiya.

In the neighborhood of Mei Shiloach (Silwan), outside Jerusalem's Old City, Arabs threw two firebombs at Jewish homes. One firebomb failed to ignite, while the second caused a fire. No injuries were reported in the attack.

Tensions were high in Jerusalem going into the Yom Kippur holiday due to Arab riots on the Temple Mount the day before. On Sunday, approximately 150 Muslims attacked a group of non-Muslim tourists who entered the Temple Mount as part of a routine tour.

Eighteen police officers and 17 of the attackers were wounded in the subsequent clash. Eleven suspects were arrested. The incident caused rage in much of the Muslim community, and police were on high alert on Sunday and Monday.

Rock Attack in Hevron

A woman was lightly wounded by rocks thrown at her by Arabs as she walked from Kiryat Arba to the Maarat Hamachpelah Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron. She was treated at the scene for her wounds.