Israeli Police Crackdown On Protesters In East Jerusalem, Eleven Civilians Arrested

13 Mar
4:15 AM

Eleven protesters were arrested by Israeli officers are they crackdown of a protest organized by Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
Residents along with Israeli and international supporters marched at the Shikh Jarah, a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem, protesting homes demolition and evections of local families.

Israeli wants to evict Shikh Jarah and replace it with an Israeli stelment. Today police officers attacked the crowed using batons and tried to stop the protest from happing, witnsses told IMEMC.

Situation remains tense in Jerusalem. Clashes erupted, on Friday afternoon, at Jerusalem’s old city between local youths and Israeli soldiers after the later prevented people for praying.

Local sources said that troops station at the entrance of the al-Aqsa Mosque prevented local youth from entering to pray. Soldiers used batons to move people away, sparking clashes.

A number of youths were mildly injured when soldiers used rubber-coated steel bullets to suppress the crowd, medical sources reported. Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims.

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