Police Clash With Arabs in Eastern Yerushalayim for Third Night


By Hamodia Staff

Palestinian police officers stand near an anti-Israel rally over tension in Yerushalayim, near the Israel-Gaza border fence in Gaza City on Monday. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

YERUSHALAYIM – Police forces clashed with Arab rioters Tuesday night, Motzaei Rosh Hashanah, the latest confrontation amid days of unrest in Yerushalayim.

Police said demonstrators in Sur Baher and Silwan hurled rocks, shot fireworks at police and lit dumpsters on fire. Officers were using less-lethal means to disperse the protests.

Kan News reported Tuesday that police believed the unrest could continue for weeks, with law enforcement seeing a rise in incitement surrounding Har HaBayis.

Monday saw dozens of masked rioters clash with forces at several locations across East Yerushalayim, according to a police statement. No injuries or damage were reported. Border Police were deployed across the area to enforce order and clear the protesters using riot dispersal methods, police said.

Security forces remain on high alert amid a crackdown on terror groups in Yehudah and Shomron, and concerns of terror attacks during the Yamim Noraim.

Security presence has been bolstered in Yehudah and Shomron and Yerushalayim in order to deal with the mounting threats. In recent days, several violent clashes have occurred between Palestinians and police in East Jerusalem and in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Har HaBayis.

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