Possible terror attack in Jerusalem; three wounded
Islamic terrorists inside the Sinai Peninsula attacked an IDF patrol at the Egyptian border: Â ISIS-Linked Terror Attack on IDF From Sinai
A terror cell attacked Israeli soldiers patrolling the southern border Wednesday from the Sinai Peninsula. Two soldiers from theÂ Caracal battalionÂ were injured in the attack from an anti-tank missile and gunfire, according to the IDF.
A female officer and a male soldier were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva by helicopter. They are listed in good and fair condition, respectively.
Palestinians Arab Muslims threw Molotov cocktails at an apartment building in a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighborhood just hours after it wasÂ taken overÂ by Jewish settlers, police said Tuesday.
Time to playÂ Spot the Bias, courtesy ofÂ AFP:
Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails at an apartment building in a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighborhood just hours after it wasÂ taken overÂ by Jewish settlers, police said Tuesday.
No one was injured in the incident in the Silwan neighbouhood late on Monday, which saw a group of Palestinians firing flares and throwing Molotovs at the building, a police statement said.
No serious damage was caused and no arrests were made.
The building was one of two structures housing 10 apartments that wereÂ taken overÂ by Jewish settlers before dawn on Monday, sparking fierce local opposition. SuchÂ takeovershave also been strongly condemned by the international community, including the US.
Silwan is a densely populated Palestinian neighborhood that flanks the southern walls of Jerusalem’s Old City and has been the scene of frequent clashesÂ involvingÂ a small group of hardcore settlers, the Israeli police, and Palestinian residents.
ClashesÂ eruptedÂ three weeks ago when settlers moved into more than 25 apartments in the area that they hadÂ reportedlyÂ purchased.
Ateret Cohanim, a right-wing Israeli organization aiming to increase the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem, said the acquisitions would double the number of Jews living in that part of Silwan.
The groupÂ claimsÂ that particular area was inhabited by Jews from Yemen in the late 19th century.
Jews don’t buy homes, they “take them over.”
Arabs don’t attack Jews, they are just in the area when clashes spontaneously “erupt.”
Jews who want to live in an area that Jews have lived in since the 19th century are “hardcore settlers.”
Photographic evidenceÂ of the Jewish homes from over a century ago are merely “claims.”