Firebombs hurled at Jewish home in East Jerusalem

No injuries or damage reported; 2 Jews arrested on Temple Mount for ‘breaking rules’

Ras al-Amoud in East Jerusalem, on October 21, 2014. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Ras al-Amoud in East Jerusalem, on October 21, 2014. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Two Molotov cocktails and firecrackers were thrown at a Jewish house on Sunday in the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amoud in East Jerusalem.

There were no injuries or damage reported in the incident. Police were at the scene.

Earlier, two Jewish males — one of them a minor — were arrested at the Temple Mount for “breaking rules” and blocking a police officer.

The two incidents on Sunday came as tensions have quieted down a little in the capital.

The West Bank and Jerusalem have been roiled by a sharp increase in violent incidents over the last several months amid swirling tensions around the Temple Mount status quo, many of them carried out by so-called “lone wolf terrorists.”

Last week, a Palestinian teen stabbed two people and was shot by an off-duty security guard at a West Bank supermarket Wednesday afternoon in what Israeli police said was a terror attack.

The assault took place at a Rami Levy supermarket in the Mishor Adumim industrial zone, east of Jerusalem near the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim at about 4:30 p.m. The two victims, men in their fifties, were lightly to moderately injured. One was wounded in the head, and another in the hand.

On December 1, an Israeli was stabbed and lightly injured in the West Bank south of Jerusalem.

The female Palestinian attacker was shot and badly injured by security forces after assaulting the victim at Gush Etzion junction, on a major road in the Etzion settlement bloc.

Lazar Berman contributed to this report.

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