Israeli Border Police Clash With East Jerusalem Residents, One Officer Injured

Border Police report Palestinians threw stones at officers. Police deploy tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets before leaving without making arrests

Nir Hasson
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Police in Issawiya, August 2019.
Police in Issawiya, August 2019.Credit: Emil Salman
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson

Border Police clashed with Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem's Isawiyah neighborhood on Thursday night. One police officer was injured and officers deployed tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets against residents.

Residents said forces were trying to make an arrest but left without detaining anyone.

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Border Police reported stone throwing toward officers and said one officer was lightly injured when a slab of marble dropped from a rooftop. In addition, two police vehicles were damaged.

No injuries were reported among the Palestinian residents.

Police have stepped up raids and arrests in Isawiyah over the past year. One resident has been killed and dozens injured during police operations in the East Jerusalem neighborhood during this time.

Such activity has decreased over the past two months amid the coronavirus pandemic, but residents have reported an increase over the past week.

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