Police forces in Jaffa
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Clashes in Jerusalem, Tuesday
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Several buses stoned in Jaffa

No injuries reported, but one of vehicle's windowpane smashed. Police forces dispatched to area, looking into possible link to Palestinian riots in Jerusalem

Two buses travelling through Jaffa were pelted with stones on Tuesday evening. There were no reports of injuries and no suspects were arrested, but one of the vehicles' windowpane was smashed. The incident took place on two of Jaffa's main streets - Jerusalem Avenue and Yefet Street.


The circumstances of the incident were unclear, but the police were looking into a possible link to the "day of rage" events in Jerusalem.


"It’s clear that on a day like this, throwing stones has a meaning," a police source told Ynet. "This may have been a teenagers' prank, but after what happened in Jerusalem today – no one wants to take a chance.


At around 9 pm, the police received a report from the Dan bus company about stones thrown on buses in three different places. The windowpane of one of the buses were smashed. Large police forces were dispatched to the area and began searching for the stone throwers.


Upon receiving the report, the Tel Aviv District Police decided to send additional forces to the Jaffa area for fear of escalation and in light of the recent tensions with the Arab population.


"We brought massive police forces to patrol the streets and demonstrate our presence, in order to prevent the possibility of someone igniting the atmopshere," a police source said.


The Dan company said after the incident that there would be no change in the route of its buses in the Jaffa area.

  Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with police forces in east Jerusalem. More than 100 people were injured in the riots, according to Palestinian reports, and close to 70 were arrested. Fourteen policemen were lightly hurt.


On Tuesday evening, a policeman was shot in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. He sustained light wounds to his hand and was evacuated to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital for medical treatment.


פרסום ראשון: 03.16.10, 21:42
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