Arabs Riot In East Jerusalem, Rockets From Lebanon Hit Israel, IDF Special Forces Stage Gaza Raid
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Riots erupted tonight in East Jerusalem, Ha’aretz reported.
In the Issawiya neighborhood teens reportedly threw stones and firebombs at police.
A fire broke out nearby, close to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, but firefighters have been unable fight it due to the rioting.
In A-Tur and in Qalandiyah neighborhoods, dozens of teens are stoning police and thrwoing firebombs, as well.
Meanwhile, Egged’s Route 962 bus from Tiberias to Jerusalem was reportedly firebombed on Route 6, south of Eyal Junction. A bus window was shattered, and medics reportedly treated several passengers for shock.
Two rockets were fired from Lebanon into the western Galilee region of Israel, the second time in as many days rockets have been fired into Israel from its northern neighbor. No injuries have been reported. The IDF responded to the Lebanese missile fire by firing artillery back at Lebanon.
In what is thought to be the first Israeli ground incursion into Gaza during this recent conflict, Israeli naval commandos from the Shayetet 13 (Flotilla 13) commando unit raided the Al-Sudaniya beach in the northwest of Gaza tonight.
The Israeli commandos were met by a intense fire, including heavy arms fire, from Hamas gunmen.
Three Hamas fighters were reportedly killed.
The IDF says the target of the raid was a compound from which long-range rockets were fired.
Four navy commandos were reportedly lightly wounded in the raid, and have been taken to hospitals for treatment.
Meanwhile, an Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief,Tayseer Al-Batsh, killed 18 and wounded 35. Among those wounded was the chief of police.