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Report: Israeli Firefighters Attacked by Arab Mob While Attempting to Douse Jerusalem Blaze

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Fire truck in Jerusalem. Photo: wiki commons.

An Israeli firefighter was injured in an Arab riot in Jerusalem Thursday morning, as he sought to put out a fire, Israel National News reported.

According to the report, the fire broke out next to the Arab village of Issawiya, which is within the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. A fire station is located close by, and a fire truck was dispatched to douse the blaze before it had a chance to spread too far.

A large mob of Arabs greeted the firefighters with stones and bricks. One firefighter was injured and was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Hospital for treatment. Police were called in to clear the area and allow the firefighters to continue putting out the blaze.

Also Thursday, Jerusalem police arrested three Arabs who attacked a Jew in the Old City Wednesday. Police said that the attackers had nationalistic motives. At least five Arabs were involved in the attack, and police said they expect to make more arrests.

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