No injuries reported, but vehicles' windowpanes smashed. Police forces dispatched to area, looking into possible link to Palestinian riots in Jerusalem
Eli Senyor Published: 03.16.10, 21:42 / Israel News
Two buses travelling through Jaffa were pelted with stones on Tuesday evening. There were no reports of injuries, but the vehicles' windowpanes were smashed. The incident took place on the corner of Jerusalem Avenue and Simcha Holtzberg Street.
The circumstances of the incident were unclear, but the police were looking into a possible link to the "day of rage" events in Jerusalem.
At around 9 pm, the police received a report from the Dan bus company about stones thrown on buses in three different places. The windowpanes of two of the buses were smashed. Large police forces were dispatched to the area and began searching for the stone throwers.
Upon receiving the report, the Tel Aviv District Police decided to send additional forces to the Jaffa area for fear of escalation and in light of the recent tensions with the Arab population.
Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with police forces in east Jerusalem. More than 100 people were injured in the riots, according to Palestinian reports, and close to 70 were arrested. Fourteen policemen were lightly hurt.
On Tuesday evening, a policeman was shot in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. He sustained light wounds to his hand and was evacuated to the Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital for medical treatment.
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