9 Muslims arrested for violent attacks against Jews in JerusalemBy Mason White 2:41 PM May 28, 2014
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By: Aryeh Savir
Nine Muslims were arrested on charges of assault after allegedly attacking Jews in Jerusalem, the Tazpit News Agency reported.
The Jerusalem Police Department said that they have arrested nine Muslims in connection with the recent surge of anti-Israel violence in the city.
The suspects come from the neighborhoods of Abu-Dis and Izariya in east Jerusalem. Another two were detained for questioning.
Some 200 Border Police officers participated in the operation. The operation was launched on the basis of intelligence collected prior to the arrests.
In the past month, there has been a sharp increase in violence against Israelis in Jerusalem, including public disturbances and rioting.
Some of the suspects were also charged in connection with damaging the security wall, and throwing Molotov cocktails and improvised explosive devices.
Police also confiscated ammunition and incitement materials.
Brigadier General Uzi Levy, who oversaw the operation, stated: “In the past month, we have led similar operations which have brought to the capture of terrorists and rioters. Israel’s police will continue to operate with decisiveness against those who wish to harm the citizens of Israel and its security personnel, ensuring the safety of the state and its citizens.”