Tag Archive for Arab riots

Surveillance balloons tracking rioters in East Jerusalem for subsequent arrests

3 surveillance balloons currently operating now with 2 more to come for police to use to bust youngsters throwing ‘Molotov cocktails’ & stones at light rail & passing cars.


The Jerusalem municipality said this week that it was deploying three surveillance balloons over East Jerusalem to aid police in stopping Palestinian rioting. Two more balloons will soon be added as part of a new municipal unit for aerial surveillance.

The Israeli Surveillance balloon, Skystar aerostat, includes the advanced thermal camera SPEED-A. – Photo: iHLS

The balloons have been hovering high above hot spots on the capital’s eastside – the Shoafat neighborhood, the light rail route, and Jewish enclaves within Arab neighborhoods. Continue Reading »

IDF Shot Palestinian Teen Dead While Throwing His Last Firebomb


IDF troops shoot dead a Palestinian Arab teenager who was caught trying to firebomb Israeli vehicles by throwing a Molotov-cocktail as they drove by.

By Ben Ariel, Canada


Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian Arab teenager Friday during clashes with rock-throwing protesters near Ramallah, Palestinian medical officials and security sources told AFP.

Arab terrorist throws firebomb

Arab terrorist throws firebomb – Reuters

They named the dead youth as Orwa Hammad, 17, and said he was shot in the village of Silwad.

The IDF said that troops opened fire towards the teenager upon identifying that he was preparing to throw firebombs towards a local road. Continue Reading »

Arabs Again Attack Jewish Kindergarten in Jerusalem

Arabs continue with rock-throwing incidents in Israel’s capital as clashes continued overnight & early Thursday morning in Silwan & Shuafat neighborhoods, causing damage to city’s light rail – no one was hurt.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


Following the deadly attack at the Jerusalem Light Rail, stones were hurled on Thursday morning at a kindergarten in the Ma’ale ha-Zeitim neighborhood in East Jerusalem, near the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.

Stones hitting the kindergarten's roof.

Stones hitting the kindergarten’s roof.

Border police and police forces started searching for the suspects who fled the scene. No damage was caused and no one was hurt.

“We heard booms in the morning coming from the kindergarten,” said Shlomi, the father of one of the kids at the kindergarten. Continue Reading »

Planned Riots on Temple Mount Force Israel Police to Restrict Muslim Entry


Israel Police to allow the entry of Muslim male worshipers over 50 yrs-old onto the Temple Mount following intelligence information about additional planned riots.

By Uzi Baruch


The Israel Police will restrict the entry of Muslim worshipers to the Temple Mount on Wednesday, due to intelligence information that was received about plans by Arabs to riot at the compound, as they have done several times already in recent days.

The decision was made by the Jerusalem District Commander of the police following an assessment conducted Tuesday evening.

According to the decision, only Arab men over the age of 50 and women of any age will be allowed to enter the compound. Continue Reading »

Jordan Condemns Israel for Police Response to Riots on Temple Mount

Jordan condemns the conduct of Israel Police personnel who responded to Arab rioters on the Temple Mount.

By Elad Benari, Canada


Hours after Arab rioters attacked Israeli security forces at the Temple Mount, Jordan criticized Israel on Wednesday over security forces’ conduct in reaction to the riots.

“The forces of the occupation … prevented religious officials entering (the compound) and cleared it of all Muslims, while at the same time enabling Jewish extremists to storm it, and pray with security forces protection,” government spokesman Mohammed Momeni said in a statement quoted by the AFP news agency.

He called on Israel to “stop its devastating campaign against the Al-Aqsa mosque, religious officials and worshippers,” slamming “police… firing bullets and bombs inside the compound, which injured dozens of people.” Continue Reading »

4 policemen injured in Temple Mount riot before locking assailants inside Al-Aqsa Mosque

Police forces drive Arab assailants into Al-Aqsa Mosque then lock them inside after the rioters threw rocks, metal rods and Molotov cocktails.

By Elior Levy



Dozens of veiled rioters hurled stones and fireworks at police officers Wednesday morning on the Temple Mount. A police force entered the compound and pushed the assailants back into the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex; four officers were wounded and were treated by medics on location.

Police forces at Temple Mount (Photo: Jerusalem Police)

Police forces at Temple Mount – Photo courtesy: Israel Police

Five rioters were arrested. Police and Palestinian sources said the clashes were premeditated – a group of Palestinians had spent the night at the compound in order to intensify the tense atmosphere in the morning hours. Continue Reading »

Israel Police Lock Temple Mount Rioters Inside Al-Aqsa Mosque on Rosh Hashanah Eve


Police & Border Guards forces push back rioters into Al-Aqsa mosque after being pelted with large rocks and fired at with firecrackers, finally restoring order.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir



Riots broke out on the Temple Mount shortly after the complex was opened for visitors on Wednesday morning, the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

Police officer hit by firecracker – Photo: Police

Dozens of masked youth, who set up blockades at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, started throwing firecrackers, rocks and stones at police forces stationed at the Mugrabi Gate.

YASAM and Border Police troops entered the Al-Aqsa compound and pushed the rioters back into the mosque, as rioters continued pelting them with large rocks. Continue Reading »

Israel Police Place Restrictions on Temple Mount Entry for Muslims After Riots

New intel of further Arab riots force authorities to limit entry to Muslim men over the age of 50, women of any age and holders of ‘Blue’ Israel identification.

By Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar


Following intelligence information received by Jerusalem police on plans by Muslim visitors to the Temple Mount to disrupt the public order at the end of their prayers, entrance to the holy site was limited to Muslim visitors.

The decision to only allow Muslim men over the age of 50, and women of any age, to pray at the site was made by Jerusalem police commander Nitzav Yossi Pariente. Continue Reading »

Temple Mount closed To Jews after Israel Policeman hurt in clashes


Temple Mount rioters dispersed using stun grenades as 2nd policeman hurt in Old City stone-throwing incident when masked Arab youths hurled stones at Israeli security forces.

By Noam ‘Dabul’ Dvir


Dozens of Arab youths, some masked, rioted on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, throwing stones and fire crackers at security forces at the site. A policeman was lightly hurt.

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The site had opened to visitors as planned, but was closed after the clashes began.

The rioters were dispersed using stun grenades and other crowd control measures. An electrical junction box at the entrance to a mosque sustained some damage. Continue Reading »

2 Border Guard officers at Rachel’s Tomb wounded by Arab attackers


Police forces were pelted with stones, IEDs &  Molotov cocktails in riot near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, with 2 policemen sustaining light to moderate injuries.

By Yoav Zitun


Two Border Guard officers were injured after being pelted by stones thrown at the force near Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, only a day after an IDF raid left three Palestinian terrorists dead in Jenin.

Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Our Mother organization

Forces being treated – Photo: Courtesy of Rachel Our Mother organization

The two soldiers sustained light to moderate injuries and were evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri was quoted by Palestinian news agency Ma’an say saying that Palestinian youths threw “improvised explosive devices” and Molotov cocktails towards members of the Border Guard in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem, but the soldiers reportedly sustained their injuries from stones thrown at them from rooftops. Continue Reading »

MK Feiglin Attacked on Temple Mount by Muslim Rioters

MK Feiglin criticizes authorities for ‘weakness’, after the police’s response to Muslim rioting was banning Jews and tourists from the holy site. “It is clear to the Palestinians that violence pays off. Israeli weakness encourages this violence.” observed Feiglin.

By David Lev


Two Arab rioters were arrested Thursday for attempting to attack MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beteinu) as he visited the Temple Mount. Hundreds of rioters threw stones at Feiglin and several individuals who accompanied him. Feiglin was forced to leave the site, and police took steps to break up the riot.

Feiglin on Mount (file photo) – Har Habayit Shelanu

As a result of the riot, the Temple Mount was closed Thursday morning to Jews and to tourists. Continue Reading »

Arabs riot over Knesset discussing Temple Mount sovereignty bill

Muslim youths arrested for rioting as Arab MKs boycott Knesset debate.

Jordanian opposition party calls on their gov’t to cancel peace treaty with Israel.

By i24News


The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday debated a bill which envisages the “application of Israeli sovereignty” over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound, which includes the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

مواجهات في باحة الاقصى ( صورة من الارشيف )

Rioting Muslims at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.- Photo source: i24News

The bill, introduced by MK Moshe Feiglin, a hardline member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, calls for Israel to annex the compound, Islam’s third-holiest site and Judaism’s holiest, which has been administered by Jordan for 20 years under a 1994 peace treaty. Continue Reading »

IDF shot Palestinian rioter throwing molotov cocktail


Riots in Jalazoun refugee camp comes 2 days after a terrorist from the camp was killed shooting at IDF.



An IDF official said that ten Palestinians were injured on Friday when the army dispersed a riot in the Jalazoun refugee camp near Ramallah. The IDF Spokesperson confirmed that one Palestinian was injured by IDF live gunfire and was evacuated by the Red Crescent to hospital.

Palestinian Arab is about to throw a molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers during clashes with the IDF in the streets of Hebron April 2013. Photo: EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

Palestinian Arab is about to throw a molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers during clashes with the IDF in the streets of Hebron April 2013. Photo: EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

According to Palestinian news agency Ma’an the riot took place to mark two days since the IDF killed Muhammad Mubarak who was from the Jalazoun. 

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Palestinian Arabs Attack a Police Patrol on Temple Mount

Two Israel policemen were slightly injured by Arabs throwing rocks at them.

Quiet has been restored by the security services and visits to the Temple Mount are continuing as usual.

By Gil Ronen



Arabs attacked police forces that patrolled on the Temple Mount Wednesday morning.

Temple Mount disturbance – Photo: Michael Fuah

The patrol was carried out on the basis of intelligence, according to which Arabs intend to throw rocks from one of the mosques. The patrol was then attacked in precisely that way, with rocks thrown from within a mosque.

Two policemen were slightly hurt by rocks and received treatment on the spot. Continue Reading »

Watch Video: Arab Anti-Jewish Riots in Jerusalem

Violent Arab mob smashes windscreens of cars with metal rods & debris as frantic Jews make their getaway. – This is Jerusalem, 2013.

By Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer


A video uploaded Wednesday shows a frenzied Arab mob targeting cars driven by Jews as they pass near Jerusalem’s Damascus (Shechem) Gate.

The video was uploaded to the “Free Qudss” account on YouTube, and to a group by a similar name on Facebook.

The text at the start of the video reads: “Destroying the settlers cars and arrests”, and claims to have been taken near Damascus Gate.

The account’s operators and the videographers claim the events are from Tuesday evening, and that the identities of the attackers had been blurred out to protect them from being identified. Continue Reading »