2 rock attacks in Jerusalem, IDF troops hit by rocks in Beit El

Israel’s security forces encountered several attacks throughout the capital and in Judea and Samaria. 

By: World Israel News Staff

Arabs threw rocks at a residential building in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Wednesday. Border policemen stationed nearby gave chase after two suspects and arrested one of them.

No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.

The Armon Hanatziv neighborhood is situated adjacent to Palestinian neighborhoods, and specifically the hostile neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, and has been the site of several terror attacks, some of them lethal.

Of note, two Palestinian terrorists boarded a bus in that area in October 2016 and shot and stabbed passengers, murdering Alon Govberg, Haim Haviv and Richard Lakin, the latter of whom was also an American citizen, before being shot dead by security forces. Another 17 Israelis were wounded in the attack.

Later on Wednesday, police arrested two Arab teens who threw rocks at Israeli cars near the neighborhood of Har Choma.

No injuries or damage were reported in this attack as well.

In another rock attack near Beit El, two IDF soldiers, were lightly wounded. The two, a male and female, received medical treatment on site, while the female soldier was evacuated to a hospital for further treatment.

In related news, IDF forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria arrested 11 Palestinians for terrorism activities.

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IDF forces operating in the Menashe area in the Palestinian village of Nur A-Shams also discovered an illegal handgun.