Dozens of arrests in Jerusalem skirmishes | Free press


Apparently an event by right-wing Israelis led to the clash in Jerusalem. The situation in the fasting month of Ramadan is tense.

Jerusalem (AP) – Dozens of suspects have been provisionally arrested during clashes in Jerusalem. As the Israeli police also announced, the unrest lasted for hours on Friday night.

Hundreds of security forces have been deployed at various locations in the city. According to media reports, the clashes started after an event by right-wing Israelis. Dozens of Israelis and Palestinians were injured. About 20 officers were also injured, according to police.

In recent days, Israelis and Palestinians had repeatedly clashed in the city. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin points out in its travel advice that during the fasting month of Ramadan the situation in the old city and the immediate vicinity is particularly tense. Violent riots are possible, especially on Fridays and during the daily prayer times, especially at the old city gates and at the entrances to the Temple Mount (Haram al-Sharif).

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