Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids




 
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August 28th, 2014  
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Topic: Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids


By Noah Browning and Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained. Street clashes with police in riot gear, military-style raids on homes late at night and stone-throwing at Israeli vehicles have marked the most serious outbreak of violence in Jerusalem since a Palestinian uprising a decade ago. The seething tensions have underscored deepening divisions in a city that Israel claims as its "indivisible capital". Damage caused by Palestinians to a Jerusalem light railway, which links Arab and Jewish neighborhoods and was once hailed by Israeli authorities as a symbol of coexistence, put a third of its carriages out of commission.




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