Ultra-Orthodox Jews throw stones at Arab house in northern Jerusalem
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews throw stones at Arab house in northern Jerusalem

Three lightly injured in clashes; police arrest three Israelis, including two minors

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, as viewed from the air.  (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, as viewed from the air. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

Clashes between ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs erupted on Saturday in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat after several dozen ultra-Orthodox men began throwing rocks at a house in the Arab neighborhood.

One Arab man and two ultra-Orthodox men were lightly injured, Ynet reported.

Police and Border Police forces arrived on the scene of the incident to disperse the fight.

Police arrested two ultra-Orthodox youths and one adult. One of the minors was arrested for attacking a female Border Police officer on the scene, Army Radio reported. The officer was lightly injured.

Police told Ynet that Arabs threw stones at cars in the adjoining Jewish neighborhood in response to the attack, damaging three vehicles.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the incident.

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