Violent clashes in Jerusalem after Israeli far-right march

More than 100 Palestinians and 20 Israeli police have been wounded in overnight violent clashes that ensued after far-right Israelis marched in the occupied East Jerusalem chanting “death to Arabs”.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent. At least 50 people were arrested, including both right-wing extremists and Palestinians.

Stones were thrown at police in different locations around Jerusalem throughout the night. An Israeli Jewish man was lightly wounded in an attack by Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

The incidents are taking place between Palestinians and Israelis have occurred nightly since the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Palestinians say police have tried to prevent them from holding their usual Ramadan evening gatherings outside Damascus Gate, a historic landmark on the north side of the Old City and adjacent to several Palestinian neighbourhoods.

Meanwhile, a video on social media app TikTok purporting to show a Palestinian slapping an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man on Jerusalem's light rail train has drawn protests by Israelis and calls by far-right politicians for tougher police action.

The incidents have threatened to break a sustained period of relative quiet in the holy city. On Thursday night, hundreds of ultra-nationalist Israelis - many of them young and religious - marched through central Jerusalem towards the Damascus Gate, which police had barricaded as a precaution.

As they marched, many chanted "Death to Arabs" and some waved banners reading- "Death to terrorists".

The police said in a statement that 50 arrests were made, but did not specify whether those arrested were Palestinians or Israelis and did not refer to any specific instances of violence.



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