Israel Police officers injured, two arrested in Silwan clashes


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Israel Police officers injured, two arrested in Silwan clashes
Border Police foils stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City • More West Bank arrests made as part of Operation Break the Wave
Published: MAY 31, 2022

Four Israel Police officers were lightly injured in attempts to control clashes in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon. The clashes, which included stones thrown and pepper spray used, involved Israelis and Palestinian residents of Silwan, according to Palestinian sources. Two suspects were arrested for assaulting the officers. In addition, three Palestinians were injured during the clashes, as per Palestinian media.

Earlier on Tuesday, it was revealed that Border Police forces foiled a stabbing attack on Monday in Jerusalem's Old City's Damascus Gate. The Israeli forces identified the suspect, a 15-year-old east Jerusalem resident, who was carrying a knife. Following a chase by foot, police forces arrested the Jabel Mukaber teen near the entrance to Temple Mount. During an interrogation of the suspect, it was revealed he planned on carrying out a terror attack in the capital, Israel Police Jerusalem District chief Doron Turgeman said.