Clashes Renew Between Palestinians, Israeli Police in East Jerusalem

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Flare lights and smoke emanating from clashes between Palestinian stone-throwing protesters and Israeli police in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, Oct. 26, 2014.Credit: AFP

Disturbances in East Jerusalem, which have been going on for several days, renewed Monday morning as Palestinians clashed with police and attacked property.

Rioters stoned an Israeli car on Salah al-Din Street. There were no reported injuries.

Confrontations broke out around the Jewish neighborhood of Maale Zeitim on Mt. Olives. Large numbers of police were deployed in the capital's Palestinian neighborhoods. The police are also working together with the tax authority and the municipality on enforcement operations in Palestinian neighborhoods.

There were serious disturbances Sunday night in the area of Silwan related to the funeral of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, who drove into a crowd of light rail passengers last week.

Palestinians reported 21 people were injured by stun grenades and foam bullets.

Clashes were also reported Sunday near Jewish homes in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood in East Jerusalem. Police said two teens suspected of throwing stones were arrested and taken for interrogation. Firebombs were thrown in the Beit Hanina neighborhood as well, police said, adding that there were no casualties.

Al-Shaludi mortally wounded Chaya Zissel Braun, a three-month baby who died Wednesday in hospital, and Karen Mosquera, an Ecuadorian woman studying to convert to Jerusalem, who died of her wounds on Sunday.

"My daughter died a martyr. I don't want her death to be in vain," said Mosquera's mother, Rosa Cecilia at the hospital where she died. "How could it be that they kill a Jewish girl? My daughter's dream was to come to Israel and build her life in Israel, but they cut her life short."

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