Arabs Attack Israeli Police in Ras al-Amoud

Arabs attacked police Sunday morning in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maaleh HaZeitim, also known as Ras al-Amoud, where soon more Jewish families are expected to be moving in.

The neighborhood is located in the eastern section of Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem and has been the focus of conflict since Jewish families moved into the area just before last summer.

Quoting an eyewitness, the Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA claimed clashes began when an Israeli police patrol stopped to question a group of PA Arab youths, “and attempted to arrest one minor.”

The youths hurled rocks and empty bottles at the patrol, which responded with riot control measures, including tear gas and “sound grenades,” according to WAFA, and “chased them in the area streets.”

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