Stun grenade thrown at mosque in village of slain Israeli police officer
JACK GUEZ (AFP/File)
Unknown assailants threw a stun grenade at a mosque in the Druze village of Maghar in northern Israel overnight Sunday, in the hometown of one of two policeman killed in a terrorist attack at Jerusalem's Temple Mount holy site. There were no injuries and no damage reported.
A few hours earlier, shots were fired at a different mosque in the village, causing damage to a window.
Police forces on the scene opened an investigation and deployed additional officers openly and covertly in the village, which is home to Druze, Muslim and Christian residents, the Walla news site reports.
On Friday, a stun grenade was thrown at a mosque in village, just hours after the attack which killed Sergeant Major General Haiel Stawi alongside Lieutenant-Colonel Kamil Shanan.
Police suspected that the incident may have been prompted by a Facebook post by a female Muslim resident of the village which praised Stawi's murderers, three Arab-Israeli residents of Umm al-Fahm, as "martyrs."
Haiel Stawi, 30, was laid to rest in Maghar on Friday evening. He is survived by his wife, three-week old baby, his parents, and three siblings.
Stawi and Shanan were killed and a third police officer injured after three Arab-Israeli gunmen opened fire at the Temple Mount holy site on Friday.
Shots rang out at the Lion's Gate entrance to Jerusalem's Old City before three armed assailants fled to the Al-Aqsa mosque at the flashpoint Temple Mount compound, where they were shot dead by security forces.
Both Stawi and the second officer killed in the attack, Lieutenant-Colonel Kamil Shanan, were both members of Israel's Druze community, a religious minority spread across Israel, Lebanon and Syria.
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