Rocks Thrown at Arens Convoy; Teen-age Arab Girl Killed by IDF

A convoy taking Defense Minister Moshe Arens through the West Bank on Wednesday came under a hail of rocks from Palestinians.

But Arens reportedly was not aware of the stoning until after the incident, which occurred while the convoy was passing through Jericho after a visit to the Allenby Bridge.

The windshield of the lead jeep was smashed. No injuries were reported and the minister’s car was not hit. An Israel Defense Force spokesman said two 10-year-old Arab children were arrested for the incident.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, a teen-age Arab girl was killed Wednesday when Israeli troops raided the village of Bidya, near Nablus.

The IDF confirmed that the body of a girl was brought to a hospital after the raid. A spokesman said security forces were checking the cause of death.

The victim was identified Ahlam Ibrahim Ayed, 16, who was said to have been shot in the head. She was buried before the IDF imposed a curfew on the village.

Israeli soldiers wounded three Palestinians during a rock-throwing incident Wednesday at the El-Bureij refugee camp in Gaza.

In East Jerusalem, police fired tear gas to disperse more than 50 supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a pro-Syrian terrorist organization headed by George Habash. They were celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Marxist group’s founding.

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