Israeli police clashed with a whole bunch of Palestinian protesters exterior Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis, firing stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse the gang, Israeli media stated.
Related clashes have occurred nightly because the Muslim holy month of Ramadan started final week.
Palestinians say they sometimes collect on the steps exterior the Outdated Metropolis’s Damascus Gate every night throughout Ramadan however that this yr Israeli police put up boundaries to maintain away the crowds.
The transfer has angered Muslims who like to fulfill on the plaza to cross the Ramadan nights after the day by day dawn-to-dusk quick ends. Police accuse the crowds of disorderly conduct and throwing stones at safety forces.
Israel’s public broadcaster Kan confirmed movies of huge crowds clashing with police, who used stun grenades and sprayed water to disperse the gathering. Police stated that they had made at the least three arrests, and the Palestinian Crimson Crescent medical service stated 4 folks have been injured within the clashes. There have been no rapid particulars on their circumstances.
Israeli police additionally reported clashes with Arab crowds in Jaffa, on the southern fringe of Tel Aviv. Police stated crowds threw stones at police, barely injuring two officers. Three arrests have been made.
Ramadan is marked by dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts with household and pals, although crowded shoulder-to-shoulder gatherings in mosques and huge gatherings for meals stay restricted as a result of continued unfold of the coronavirus globally.