Hurling stones in east Jerusalem
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Baby, officer injured by stones

Palestinians hurl stones in protest of IDF's Gaza operation in Jerusalem, West Bank; baby girl moderately hurt, policeman sustains light wounds. In western Galilee, youths stone cars on road leading to Carmiel

Palestinians protest Gaza operation: An eight-month-old baby girl was moderately injured Sunday afternoon by stones hurled by Palestinians at the car she was travelling in South Mount Hebron.


The toddler was evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, and Israel Defense Forces soldiers began searching for the stone throwers.


East Jerusalem residents hurled stones at Border Guard officers at the Shoafat refugee camp in north Jerusalem. One policeman was lightly injured in the leg. Two suspects were arrested.


The IDF blocked the Gush Etzion-Hebron Road to traffic after Palestinians hurled stones at several vehicles along the highway. There were no reports of injuries.


Disturbances were also recorded in northern Israel. Youths hurled stones at the entrance to Arab towns in the western Galilee at vehicles passing on Road 85 which leads to the city of Carmiel. There were no injuries.


The Carmiel station police officers were unable to catch the stone throwers and have been working with the communities' leadership to calm the situation down.


Chief Superintendent Rami Neimark, commander of the Carmiel Police, told Ynet that processions and demonstrations were held in the morning hours in protest of the IDF's Gaza operation and developed into riots.


"After the stone throwing we spoke to the community's leaders and they are preventing youths from moving to the main road. As far as we know, the stone throwers were children and youths," he said.


In the Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, several hundreds of people marched in protest of the IDF attacks on Gaza. Demonstrators carrying black flags and PLO flags shouted, "Jews – know that Muhammad was here before you" and, "In spirit and in blood we will save Gaza."


Ahiya Raved and Sharon Roffe-Ofir contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 12.28.08, 14:36
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