Palestinian stone throwers
Palestinian stone throwers in East Jerusalem Photo by Emil Salman
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Jerusalem Police, along with Shin Bet security services and Israel Border Police arrested a gang of 7 Palestinians in Jerusalem over the last week, a gag order lift revealed on Tuesday.

The Palestinians, three of whom are minors, are suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at security forces and civilians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur. According to the charges, the gang is lead by a 17-year-old, and is not officially affiliated with any political organization.

The group was able to produce the Molotov cocktails after they bought gasoline at a local gas station, and filled the bottles with rocks in order to maximize the damage. Furthermore, before throwing the Molotov cocktails and rocks, the youth often placed large rocks in burning trashcans, in order to create a smokescreen in standoffs security forces.

The indictment also states that the gang usually carried knives, which they claim were used for self-protection.

קראו כתבה זו בעברית: נחשפה חולייה שפעלה נגד ישראלים במזרח ירושלים