Two Jewish Israelis rescued from East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood
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Two Jewish Israelis rescued from East Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

Riots breaks out as officers forced to retrieve two men who reportedly came to Sur Baher to sell black market eggs

Palestinian youth holding rocks during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher on October 7, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Palestinian youth holding rocks during clashes with Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher on October 7, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Police rescued two Jewish Israeli men from an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem on Sunday night after rocks were thrown at them.

The police officers were called to Sur Baher to retrieve the two men, who reportedly went to the area for business. Hebrew media reported that they had come to the neighborhood to sell unauthorized eggs on the black market.

Police said that they were called to the neighborhood amid a report that two Jews were being pelted with rocks. The two fled in their vehicle to a health clinic, hitting a parked car on the way, and remained there until the cops arrived.

As they left the area, a riot broke out and Molotov cocktails and rocks were hurled at a police car. There were no injuries but the vehicle sustained damaged, police said.

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Sur Baher is on the southeastern outskirts of Jerusalem, near the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa.

Illegal trade in eggs between Israel and the West Bank is fairly common.

In February, police confiscated 3.5 tons of illegal meat and 1,200 unmarked, unauthorized eggs that had been smuggled into Israel from the West Bank.

In December, Border Police officers foiled a plan to smuggle some 9,000 unmarked, unauthorized eggs into Jerusalem from the West Bank.

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