For Palestinians, Jerusalem Clashes Began With a Jewish Birthday

The confrontations near the Damascus Gate are evidence of the Palestinians' deep sensitivity to Jewish threats – whether real or imagined

Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
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Nir Hasson

For about the past two weeks in Jerusalem, dozens of Israeli police officers have been clashing with hundreds of young Palestinians in the plaza in front of the Damascus Gate of the Old City. They’re the worst confrontations that Jerusalem has seen since May, when Israel and Hamas fought the war that followed Hamas' firing of rockets at Jerusalem.

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