Tuesday 26 September 2017

Clashes in occupied West Bank

Palestinians run from a tear gas canister fired by Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday prayers at a compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City
Palestinians run from a tear gas canister fired by Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday prayers at a compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City

CLASHES broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank and at a holy site in Jerusalem as tensions rose just weeks before a visit by US President Barack Obama.

Trouble broke out at the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who died after being shot by Israeli soldiers.

About 100 mourners threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets, a military spokeswoman said.

In Jerusalem's Old City, Israeli police fired stun grenades at Palestinian worshippers who threw firebombs at them after Friday prayers.Palestinian medical workers said about 35 protesters were injured. A number of policemen were slightly hurt, a police spokesman said.

Irish Independent

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