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Sat May 8, 2021, 07:08 AM

Medics: 200 Palestinians hurt in Al-Aqsa clashes with police

Source: AP


JERUSALEM (AP) A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem left more than 200 Palestinians wounded, medics said Saturday, as the city braced for even more violence after weeks of unrest.

Nightly protests broke out at the start of the holy month of Ramadan over police restrictions at a popular gathering place and have reignited in recent days over threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem, which is claimed by both sides in the decades-old conflict.

It was unclear what set off the violence at Al-Aqsa, which erupted when Israeli police in riot gear deployed in large numbers as thousands of Muslim worshippers were holding evening prayers at the sprawling hilltop esplanade.

Throughout the night large groups of protesters could be seen hurling rocks as Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades. At one point, the police entered one of the buildings in the complex, which includes the Al-Aqsa mosque and the iconic golden Dome of the Rock.

Israeli border police officers deploy during clashes with Palestinian protesters next to Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, May 7. 2021. Palestinians protested over Israel's threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem, who have been embroiled in a long legal battle with Israeli settlers trying to acquire property in the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

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Sat May 8, 2021, 07:32 AM

1. disagreement, unbending attitudes throughout the world.

When there is a wrong..that needs correction is one thing.

But when stupid rules everyone hurts...lmho...

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