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5 Muslim children arrested for throwing bombs at Jewish homes in Jerusalem

By Mason White 5:36 PM September 15, 2014
Teen throwing Molotov cocktail illustration 

By: Anika Rao
Five Muslim youngsters were arrested on charges of terrorism after allegedly throwing bombs at Jewish homes, Israel police said.

The Jerusalem Police Department said that they arrested the five 12-year-old boys of Abu Tur on Thursday, after they were accused of terrorizing the Jewish community in the city.

During questioning, the children admitted to throwing Molotov cocktails at Jewish houses. The investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are expected, police said.

In August, a Muslim man was seen on video throwing bombs at a police vehicle and ambulance, which came to rescue an injured Muslim woman. Muslims living in East Jerusalem, often complain of not receiving vital services, but recent videos showing attacks on rescue workers reveals why.

The latest video shows a man holding two Molotov cocktails, and waiting for the police car and ambulance to pass so he can attack the vehicles.

One of the bombs lit the police car on fire, but fortunately, no one was injured. The police car and ambulance were on the way to treat a sick Muslim woman.

Fire trucks that arrived to the scene to extinguish the burning police car, were stoned and a firefighter was injured.