Police Wound MK During Clashes in Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM -
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces during a protest in the village of Beit Dajan, near Shechem on Friday. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

Israeli Police lightly injured an Arab MK during clashes with demonstrators that took place Friday in Yerushalayim.

MK Ofer Cassif, the sole Jewish member of the Arab Joint List faction, had his glasses broken and shirt torn.

The out-of-ordinary incident occurred in a weekly rally of some hundreds of people who came to protest against the evacuation of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood for Jewish residents.

Videos documenting the scene showed police officers forcefully dispersing the crowd in the East Yerushalayim neighborhood. Cassif, who arrived to participate in the demonstration, was injured in the process.

Two demonstrators were arrested.

Yerushalayim District Commander Supt. Doron Turgeman instructed to launch a probe into the incident.