Israel arrests Palestinians after shooting rampage
ISRAELI authorities have arrested dozens of Palestinians after a shooting rampage in Jerusalem killed two people and wounded five others, police said yesterday.
The arrests after the attack on October 9 included 31 Palestinians seeking to participate in celebrations in memory of the assailant as well as members of his family in Jerusalem, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan told army radio.
Some 15 other Palestinians were arrested for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at security forces in east Jerusalem, police spokesperson Luba Samri said.
The arrests come after the attack in which a 39-year-old Palestinian went on a shooting rampage in Jerusalem, opening fire from a car and again as police chased him.
Two Israelis were killed, including a police officer and a 60-year-old woman.
The attacker, Misbah Abu Sbeih from the Silwan area of east Jerusalem, was killed by police.
Palestinian media said Abu Sbeih was due to begin a four-month prison term on October 9 for attacking an Israeli police officer in 2013.