One Israeli Lightly Hurt in Clash With Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah

Palestinians say skirmish broke out after Jewish worshippers pushed and cursed international activists.

One Israeli was lightly hurt in a skirmish between Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem and Israeli Jews who came to pray there on Monday.

According to Palestinians sources, the clash broke out after Jewish worshippers who came to pray near the tomb of Shimon Hatzadik pushed and cursed international activists who passed by the area.

One Israeli was lightly hurt by a stone hurled during the altercation.

Police dispersed the crowd and arrested one Palestinian.

Last week, Jerusalem police arrested Michael Solsberry, one of the key activists in the ongoing protests in Sheikh Jarrah, at his home in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood.

For more than a year and a half, activists have organized demonstrations against the takeover of Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood by Israeli settlers.