Israel Arrests 13 Palestinians in Nighttime Raid in East Jerusalem

The Isawiya residents are suspected of firing fireworks and hurling firebombs and stones at Israeli forces

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
A raid in East Jerusalem in January.
A raid in East Jerusalem in January.Credit: Israel Police
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

The police arrested 13 Palestinians, including three minors, during a nighttime police raid of their homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya.

The Palestinians are suspected of hurling firebombs, stones and fireworks at security forces over the past few months. According to police, the suspects committed the acts between September and November of last year.

The suspects are being investigated Monday by police in conjunction with the Shin Bet security service. Police said they would request to extend the suspects' detention.

On Wednesday, the police arrested four people suspected of an arson attack on the home of a Jewish family in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Over the past year, clashes between police and Palestinians have occurred in Jerusalem both in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and at Damascus Gate.

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