Several Palestinians will be charged in the coming days in connection with a spate of attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces in Jerusalem this month, police announced on Tuesday.

Two of the suspects, one a minor, were arrested after assaulting Jews walking in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 17. That same morning, detectives and Border Police officers arrested seven Palestinians on suspicion of throwing rocks and launching fireworks at police and civilians from Old City rooftops. The suspects, five of whom are minors, will be charged this week, police said.

“The Israel Police will continue to act with determination to arrest, question and fully prosecute law breakers, rioters, and criminals who disturb the public, throw rocks, and act violently,” police said in a statement.

Throughout the Ramadan holiday, groups of masked rioters attacked Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on a regular basis. Police used riot dispersal means, while reiterating that the Al Aqsa Mosque remains open and accessible for peaceful worshipers without restrictions.


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