Temple Mount prayers, Friday
Photo: Noam Moskowitz

Palestinians throw firebomb at Jerusalem flat

In aftermath of holiday riots in east Jerusalem over Silwan man's death, more low key protests held throughout West Bank. Molotov cocktail thrown at Abu Tor home; no injuries

An apartment in Jerusalem's Abu Tor neighborhood was set ablaze Saturday evening when Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at it.


Firefighters were alerted to the scene. There were no reports of injury.


Saturday saw Arabs rioting outside the capital as well. In the West Bank city of Hebron, 30 Palestinians threw stones at Israelis, while 40 Palestinians, Israelis and foreign left-wing activists held a demonstration south of Bethlehem. The protestors threw rocks at security forces.


Another Palestinian rally was held in the village of Iraq Burin, located south of Nablus.


On Friday an Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly injured in an anti-fence protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Salih, northwest of Ramallah. He was evacuated to a hospital for medical treatment.


The Temple Mount prayers ended peacefully Friday afternoon after the police restricted the entry of male worshippers under the age of 50. Some 6,000 worshippers attended the prayers.


Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen ordered the security forces to remain on a heightened state of alert in Jerusalem in the coming days for fear of additional riots over the death of a Palestinian in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The man was shot dead by a Jewish security guard.



פרסום ראשון: 09.25.10, 22:26
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