Police arrest 6 in East Jerusalem suspected of rioting, wounding officer

Police arrest six East Jerusalem residents suspected of attacking and wounding a Border Police officer earlier this month.

Police say the arrests relate to an incident in early August in which officers entered an East Jerusalem neighborhood to extract a stolen vehicle.

“Immediately upon the force’s arrival rioters began hurling rocks,” police said. One officer was hit in the face and was rushed to hospital.

Police say the six suspects are believed to have been involved in the riot. They include four minors aged 16-17 and two men in their twenties.

— Jacob Magid

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