Border Police officers arrested a 12-year-old boy on Monday afternoon on suspicion of throwing stones at the homes of Jewish residents in the neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in East Jerusalem.
Watch the video of the arrest below:
The incident joins a string of episodes in recent weeks in which Palestinian children under the age of criminal responsibility were arrested for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles and homes or at police forces in East Jerusalem.
In the past few days, hundreds of local police officers and Border Police officers have been acting to prevent such incidents. The teams have been deployed to friction points and near Jewish homes, where they are conducting patrols and surveillance activities.
Last week, police arrested 63 suspects, including ten children under the age of 12, and 39 additional minors. Since early July, police forces arrested 758 suspects for such offenses and filed 250 indictments.