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Four terrorists arrested for Jerusalem attacks

The suspects used explosives and firebombs against security personnel.

Terrorists clash with security forces in the Shuafat camp in Jerusalem, Jan. 25, 2023. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90.
Terrorists clash with security forces in the Shuafat camp in Jerusalem, Jan. 25, 2023. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90.

Israeli forces arrested four Arabs on Monday responsible for throwing firebombs at security personnel in Jerusalem.

The four suspects, ages 19-21, operated together to throw explosives, Molotov cocktails and rocks at security personnel in eastern Jerusalem’s Shuafat neighborhood, according to the Israel Police and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

In one of the attacks, a Border Police officer was slightly wounded by a firebomb. The four terrorists operated as a cell, police added.

Two of the suspects are also thought to have been involved in shots fired in the direction of Pisgat Zeev, a northern Jerusalem neighborhood, in March.

Indictments were expected to be filed on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Israel Defense Forces soldiers clashed with Palestinian terrorists in the Jenin refugee camp, in the first military operation there since a major campaign in July.

Troops arrested three Hamas terrorists: Abdullah Hassan Mohammed Sobeh, Vered Ashrin and Musab Jaitsa, the IDF said.

All of them were involved in “extensive” terrorist activity and perpetrated or directed IED and shooting attacks, according to the army.

Sobeh was also behind many of the attempts in recent months to fire rockets from Jenin toward Israeli communities.

The local branch of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group said its members opened fire at Israeli forces as they arrived at the outskirts of the camp.

The Palestinian Authority Health Ministry said four people were injured in the clashes.

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