Palestinian caught trying to enter West Bank settlement

Teenager nabbed while climbing over the fence into Ma’ale Adumim; Israeli man lightly injured in rock attack

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, July 29, 2015. (Garrett Mills/Flash 90)
The West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, July 29, 2015. (Garrett Mills/Flash 90)

A Palestinian teenager was arrested overnight Saturday after he was caught trying to climb over the fence into Ma’ale Adumim, a large settlement just east of Jerusalem.

Security guards noticed the teen on the fence near to Givat Hameyasdim Street and alerted security forces. A Border Police unit scrambled to the location and apprehended the Palestinian after firing a warning shot into the air.

The teen was later identified as a resident of the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem. Investigators were looking into his motives for trying to enter the town.

Meanwhile, an Israeli citizen was lightly injured Sunday morning when Palestinians threw rocks at his car on the bypass road around Husan, near Beitar Illit in the West Bank.

The incident came shortly before a Palestinian car-ramming attack injured four Israelis in the Tapuah Junction in the West Bank.

In other news, the Misgav region police arrested four illegal Palestinians in the Israeli-Arab town of Kfar Manda in the lower Galilee. Police discovered in their possession an IDF computer, knives, and stolen property.

The detainees, residents of the West Bank city of Hebron, were inside Israeli territory without the necessary permits.

Police launched an investigation into where the stolen property came from and the suspects were scheduled to be remanded in custody on Sunday morning at the Acre Magistrate’s Court.

In all, security forces arrested 27 Palestinian suspects in the West Bank overnight Saturday and brought them in for questioning. Fifteen of the detainees were suspected of involvement in grassroots terrorism and violent rioting.

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