Police clash with Palestinians as Israelis march for 'Jerusalem Day'

May 17th, 2015  
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Topic: Police clash with Palestinians as Israelis march for 'Jerusalem Day'

Mounted Israeli police clashed with dozens of rock-throwing Palestinians protesting on Sunday as Jewish nationalists commemorated Israel's 1967 capture of East Jerusalem with a march through the old walled city. Police said two officers protecting the thousands of Jewish marchers were injured by rocks and six Palestinians were arrested. Reuters Television filmed police, some wielding batons, dragging several Palestinian men from the scene by their arms and legs during the clashes just outside the Damascus Gate leading into the crowded old city. Police estimated more than 30,000 Israelis marched through old Jerusalem's mostly Muslim quarter to the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Temple destroyed by the ancient Romans.


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