Palestinians riot across capital after deadly attack
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Palestinians riot across capital after deadly attack

Clashes reported in Old City, Shuafat, and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods of East Jerusalem

ILLUSTRATIVE: Palestinian youths clash with Israeli Border Police at the entrance to the Shuafat refugee camp on November 5, following a terrorist attack that day in Jerusalem by a resident of the camp. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)
ILLUSTRATIVE: Palestinian youths clash with Israeli Border Police at the entrance to the Shuafat refugee camp on November 5, following a terrorist attack that day in Jerusalem by a resident of the camp. (Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

Palestinians rioted in Jerusalem’s Old City and outside its Damascus Gate Wednesday night, burning garbage and throwing stones, hours after an East Jerusalem man rammed his car into a group of pedestrians in a terror attack, killing one man and injuring 11 people.

In the Old City, two Palestinians sprayed police officers with tear gas near one of the gates to the Temple Mount and fled into the Temple Mount compound. No injuries were reported but one suspect was arrested.

Police also arrested a Waqf guard on suspicion of threatening police, Israel Radio reported.

Dozens of rioters threw stones and burned garbage outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate. Israeli security forces arrested at least four people who threw stones and dispersed the rioters with tear gas.

Another three Palestinians, one a minor, were arrested near the Rockefeller Museum, outside the Old City’s Flower Gate after throwing stones at police. No injuries were reported.

Arab rioters launched fireworks and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, where the perpetrator of Wednesday’s attack was from. Palestinian media reported that the clashes began when police attempted to reach his home.

Palestinians also rioted in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, near the location of the attack.

Wednesday’s riots were the latest in weeks of unrest in the capital and came after Ibrahim al-Akary plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people at a light rail station along the seam line between East and West Jerusalem late Wednesday morning, killing one Border Police officer and injuring 14 more people.

Jerusalem terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akary in a photo uploaded to Facebook on October 29 (photo credit: Facebook image)
Jerusalem terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akary in a photo uploaded to Facebook on October 29 (photo credit: Facebook image)

The 48-year-old perpetrator was killed by police after he got out of his vehicle and attacked more people with a metal bar.

A similar attack took place two weeks earlier at another train station along the seam line when a Palestinian man from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan drove his car onto the platform of the Ammunition Hill train station, killing two and injuring several. Police shot and killed the man after he attempted to flee the scene.

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