Extremist Israelis Raid Palestinian Areas of Jerusalem with Police Backing

02 Oct
6:17 AM

Israeli extremists went on a rampage, late Sunday and early Monday, in Palestinian areas inside and out of Jerusalem’s Old City district, as they marked the end of the Jewish Succot holiday, according to local Palestinian sources.

They said the Israelis went on a hate-filled rampage in Musrara neighborhood, just outside Damascus Gate, one of the main gates to the Old City, resulting in injury to five Palestinians.

The extremists assaulted Palestinians inside the Old City, as well, smashing parked Palestinian cars and damaging shops as they marched inside the narrow streets, in all Palestinian areas.

Israeli police forces, which were present in large numbers, did not stop the extremist vigilantes but instead fired stun grenades at Palestinians who tried to defend themselves, their homes and their property.

Police, earlier, had closed several roads inside and outside of the Old City to facilitate movement of the extremist Israelis, during their holiday, but barring Palestinians from reaching their homes inside the Old City.

Meanwhile, according to WAFA, extremist Jews continued their provocative daily tours of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Muslim holy compound inside the Old City, on Monday, as police ordered dozens of Palestinians away from the holy site for at least two weeks, in order to prevent protests against the provocative tours by the extremists.

(image: PNN)

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