Photo Credit: Jamal Awad / Flash 90
Arabs clash with Israeli police officers in eastern Jerusalem on April 23, 2021.

Dozens of Arabs in Jerusalem rioted for the second night in row, Israel’s Channel N12 reported Sunday evening.

The violence began in the area of the Rockefeller Junction in the eastern part of the capital, according to the report.

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One 30-year-old Jerusalem Arab resident was arrested; according to Arab sources, 10 of the rioters were wounded in clashes with Israeli police forces.

Jews Finally Hit Back When Attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem

One day earlier, a group of Arabs rioted outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem, hurling rocks at police and civilians.

One Jewish boy was hit in the head and injured by a rock hurled by an Arab; four arrests were made.

One of those arrested by police was a rioter who attacked a police officer.

Earlier in the evening, hareidi-religious Jews fought back when they were attacked by Arabs near the Damascus Gate while returning from prayers at the Western Wall. The ensuing melee ended with the arrival of Israel Police at the scene.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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