Palestinians Riot in Eastern Jerusalem On Yom Kippur

Israeli police throw grenades during clashes with Palestinians in East Jerusalem after the funeral of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot, 16, who was wounded by Israeli gunfire on August 31 and died from his injuries on September 8, 2014. News of his death sparked widespread clashes near his home and throughout …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: A 20-year-old Arab man who threw firebombs at border police during a riot in southeast Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood was shot dead shortly after Yom Kippur commenced on Tuesday night, as police responded to two other riots in Arab areas in the capital.

According to police, rioting broke out in Isawiya, Jebl Mukaber and Silwan less than an hour after Judaism’s holiest day began.

“Arabs living in these neighborhoods threw petrol bombs and rocks at officers who responded to a dangerous and life-threatening situation,” said Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld on Wednesday night.

“One resident in Silwan, who threw a petrol bomb at officers at close range, was injured critically and died. Police attempted to treat him for his injury, but local residents removed his body from the scene and he died a short time later.”

 

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