Israel arrests Palestinian over Jerusalem car attack

Israeli police announced the arrest of a Palestinan suspect for car related crimes against police in Jerusalem. (File photo: AP)

Israeli police announced Sunday they had arrested a Palestinian suspected of deliberately ramming his car into three police officers in east Jerusalem following a day of clashes and deadly violence.

The suspect, a resident of Shuafat refugee camp in the city's annexed Arab eastern sector, is believed to have rammed the officers on a road in Al-Tur on the Mount of Olives late on Saturday.

The suspect then fled the scene, leaving his car behind. None of the three officers was seriously wounded.

The incident followed a day of clashes in the neighborhood which erupted after police shot dead 17-year-old resident Ali al-Ghannam they said had tried to stab a police officer late on Friday.

In a separate incident in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday, police shot dead another Palestinian after he wounded a border police officer with a knife.

Israeli and Palestinian sources on Sunday identified him as Mahmud Abu Jhaisha, in his 20s, from Idna village near Hebron. Media had initially identified him as Assad al-Salayma.

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