Jerusalem Celebrations taking place in old city. Thousands of police in and around the old city to prevent incidents pic.twitter.com/MuEnT4EZ8Q
— Micky Rosenfeld (@MickyRosenfeld) May 17, 2015
As the Jerusalem Day march began Sunday, Palestinians hurled rocks at Jews gathered near the Old City’s Damascus Gate, sparking clashes between the groups.
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One soldier was lightly injured when he was hit in the head with a rock. He was treated on the spot. Police dispersed the rioters, arresting one Palestinian. Two cops were injured in the altercation at Damascus gate, police say. Two Palestinian protesters were arrested.
Tens of thousands of Israelis were marking the 48th anniversary of the IDF’s capture of East Jerusalem, with ceremonies and a march which for years has raised tensions over its route through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.
Events were taking place planned throughout the city Sunday, including concerts, museums opening to the public for free and parades to mark Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six Day War and the unification of the capital under Israeli rule…. [READ MORE]
BY GEDALYAH REBACK