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East Jerusalem Arab burns hand hurling petrol bomb; arresting officers treat him

Suspect targets security forces in A-Tur neighborhood, is detained for questioning

Israeli police near the Arab neighborhood of A-Tur in East Jerusalem, on May 20, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90/File)
Israeli police near the Arab neighborhood of A-Tur in East Jerusalem, on May 20, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90/File)

A man was arrested Sunday after he injured himself throwing a Molotov cocktail at security forces in the East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of A-Tur.

The suspect threw the incendiary device at a police and border police patrol, but burned his hand in the process, police said in a statement.

Officers administered medical treatment to the suspect and then detained him for questioning.

There were no reports of injuries to security forces.

A-Tur is located on the Mount of Olives and has a population of some 18,000, most of whom are Muslim, with a Christian minority.

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