Jerusalem on edge after clashes between Israelis and Palestinians

25th Apr, 2021

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Violence erupted by Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the walled Old City (Reuters)


Israeli police arrested more than 50 people, and Palestinian medics said more than 100 were injured, after fierce clashes in the contested city of Jerusalem. Violence erupted by one of the entrances to the walled Old City on Thursday night when ultra-nationalist right-wing Israelis chanting “death to Arabs” took to the streets, and police mounted on horseback tried to separate them from a counter-protest by Palestinian youths hurling firecrackers.

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