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Israeli Police Clash With Palestinian Protesters In Jerusalem | Middle East News

Israeli police and Palestinians clashed outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem from night to Sunday as tensions flared during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Hundreds of riot police deployed around Old City after nightly clashes swept into the Gaza Strip and captured the West Bank. Some Palestinians threw stones and bottles as police on horseback dispersed the crowd, although violence appeared less intense than in previous nights.

The protests spread to several cities in the West Bank and along the Israel-Gaza border. The Israeli military says it disbanded hundreds of Palestinians, some stoned and burned tires.

There have been nightly turmoil since the start of the Muslim Ramadan month on April 13, amid angry Palestinians over police blocking the entrance to the promenade around the Old City walls. and the gathering ban.

A series of videos posted online also showed Arab youth attacking radical Jews, and Jewish hardliners taking to the streets to bully Arabs.

A march into the Arab center of East Jerusalem by hundreds of supporters of the far-right Lehava Jewish nationalist group added fuel to the fire.

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion told public radio he was in talks with Palestinian community leaders in East Jerusalem “to end this pointless violence” and that he tried to cancel the polar march. Friendship on Thursday.

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas’ office condemned “the growing incitement of far-right Israeli settlement groups supporting the killing of Arabs”.

Jordan Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi condemned Israel’s “racist attacks” against Palestinians in East Jerusalem, and called for “international action to protect them”.

“Jerusalem is a red line and touch it, it’s playing with fire,” he warned.



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