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Haaretz Editorial

Violence has returned to Jerusalem’s streets. As in previous waves of violence, it’s hard to put a finger on the exact moment when it began or to identify a single guilty party. But just as they have in the past, Israel’s government and police are acting irresponsibly and aggressively and thereby contributing to the violence. At the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, police decided that East Jerusalem residents should be prevented, at any cost, from sitting on the steps leading to the Old City’s Damascus Gate. They therefore closed off the area with police barriers. And they did so eve

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