5 injured during Shufat refugee camp riots
Border Guard, police forces operate in refugee camp in Jerusalem in order to detain rioters, felons wanted by Execution Office. Activity interrupted when school students begin hurling stones at security forces. One Border Guard officer requires hospital evacuation
A Border Guard officer and four policemen were lightly injured Monday by stones hurled at them in the Shufat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, while detaining various suspects. A total of 17 suspects were arrested in the area.
The police operation in the refugee camp, which commenced during the night, targeted a line of suspects in various offenses such as rioting. During the night 11 suspects were detained and turned over for questioning with no unusual incidents.
Border Guard officer escorting suspect to police car (Photo: AFP)
Jerusalem municipal workers and inspectors joined the security forces Monday morning and are handling safety hazards, various infrastructure work and other municipal matters, which in Shufat and the rest of east Jerusalem require police presence, as opposed to the case in other neighborhoods.
Police continued the operation in the course of the day and arrested four more suspects.
Later in the day, as students were heading home from school, several of them began hurling stones at police officers and Border Guard forces.
As a result, a Border Guard officer was lightly wounded and evacuated to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem.
In addition, four police officers were mildly injured and were treated on the spot.
Police arrested two teens suspected of throwing the stones who were turned over for questioning. Meanwhile, police activity in the refugee camp continues.