Crisis in Israel: Update, November 10th

Young man stabbed at Tel Aviv train station
A young IDF soldier was critically wounded after being stabbed multiple times in a terror attack at Tel Aviv’s Hahagana train station on Monday afternoon. Police confirmed the attack was a politically motivated terrorist attack.

Student protests break out over Kafr Kanna shooting
Hundreds of students in Sakhnin, an Arab town in Israel’s northern district, left their schools on Monday to join protests against the controversial shooting of Khair Hamdan in Kafr Kanna that occurred Friday. The protesters waved Palestinian flags and called for the punishment of the police officers involved in the shooting. Additional students protests are expected to occur in Kafr Kanna on Monday afternoon.

Suspicious object thrown at police car on Route 4, near Fureidis
A suspicious object was found near the Israeli Arab town of Fureidis on Sunday. Eyewitnesses said the object was an explosive device, which had been thrown at police cars. Earlier Sunday, a demonstration was held at the main square of Fureidis, attended by some 100 people.

Navy fires at Palestinian boat seen carrying cargo from Sinai, hit detected
Israeli Navy troops spotted a suspicious fishing boat that was carrying cargo, sailing from the coast of the southern Gaza Strip towards Egypt, and opened fire after it ignored calls to stop, as part of an arrest procedure. A direct hit was detected.

Several explosive devices seized in Bat Yam
Several explosive devices were seized in Bat Yam on Sunday following a special operation of the Yamar investigative unit of the Tel Aviv police. Police sappers are at the scene and are attempting to detonate the explosives. The police arrested several people suspected of being in possession of the devices

Stone thrown at Jerusalem Light Rail in Shuafat, teen arrested
A stone was thrown at the Jerusalem Light Rail in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat on Sunday. No injuries were reported, but light damage was caused to the train. A 16-year old resident of Shuafat was arrested following a police chase.

Masked men attacked Jewish driver at entrance to Tayibe; driver escaped, vehicle torched
Masked men attacked a Jewish driver on Route 444, at the entrance to Tayibe on Sunday. The man, a resident of the Sharon area, managed to escape the scene. The perpetrators later set the abandoned vehicle on fire. Police forces arrived at the scene and took the driver to the police station, where he filed a complaint about the incident. Suspects have yet to be apprehended.

Unknown assailants throw Molotov cocktail, rocks at car in West Bank; no injuries
Unknown assailants threw rocks and a Molotov cocktail at a woman driving in the area of Ma’ale Shomron in the West Bank on Sunday. She was not injured, but damage was caused to the vehicle.

Firebombs, rocks thrown at Israeli car with children in West Bank
A car carrying a mother and her five children was pelted with stones and a firebomb Sunday while traveling to her home from the settlement of Maale Shomron and Al Matan; damage was caused to the car, but no harm came to the family.

Masked Palestinians threw firebomb at police forces in East Jerusalem
A number of masked Palestinian youths pelted police and Border Patrol forces with stones and firebombs in East Jerusalem’s a-Tur neighborhood.

Youths burn tires, throw rocks at entrance to Taybeh
Several youths burned tires and threw stones on Route 444, near the entrance to Taybeh. Police forces arrived at the scene and dispersed the rioters.

Stone thrown at Jerusalem light rail, damage caused to train
A stone was thrown at the Jerusalem light rail in the area of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Sunday. No injuries were reported, but light damage was caused to the train. Police forces are conducting searches to find suspects involved in the incident.

30 youths set tires on fire in Nazareth, police at scene
Thirty youths set tires on fire at the Musachim Junction in Nazareth on Sunday. Police forces are at the scene and are working to prevent further violations of order.

Masked men throw stones at police forces in East Jerusalem
Masked men hurled stones at police forces in the Eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya on Sunday. The police dispersed the rioters using crowd control measures.

Two lightly wounded after rocks thrown at bus in northern Israel
Unknown perpetrators threw stones at an Egged bus on Route 65, a major highway in northern Israel that connects Hadera to the Galilee. Two passengers were lightly wounded. Police began a search for the perpetrators, however no suspects have been apprehended yet.

Stones thrown at Jerusalem light rail, light damage to train
Rioters threw stones at the Jerusalem light rail near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Saturday night. There were no injuries, however light damage was caused to the train. Police forces conducted searches to find suspects while the train continued to operate.

Thousands protesting in Kafr Kanna, Molotov Cocktails thrown at police
Thousands of demonstrators gathered on the main road of Kafr Kanna in the Lower Galilee on Saturday, protesting against the police shooting of Khair Hamdan. The protestors waved pictures of Hamdan, as well as Palestinian flags. They urged to expel both the police officers who shot Hamdan and Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch. Dozens of youths are also rioting at the entrance of Kafr Kanna, where they are throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers.

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