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Israel arrests 10 Palestinians after Jerusalem clashes

JERUSALEM, 19 June 2021, (TON): Police and medics said “Israeli police arrested 10 Palestinians during clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, with nine people injured as protesters hurled rocks and officers fired rubber bullets.”

About 1,000 people gathered in the compound after weekly prayers crying "God is great" and some hoisting Palestinian flags.

Reporters said “some demonstrators threw stones at police, who raided the site.”

Police said in a statement "Several dozen youths began disturbing the order and throwing stones toward police, 10 suspects were arrested.”

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that nine people were hurt, including three hospitalised in the confrontation, with injuries due to beatings, rubber bullets and sound bombs.

The confrontation came after Palestinians protested against Jewish nationalists who had marched through Israel-annexed east Jerusalem, chanting insults to Islam and shouting death to Arabs.

Police confrontations with Muslim worshippers in early May escalated into the bloodiest fighting in years, with conflict erupting between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza.

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