Clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli police took place late on Saturday and early on Sunday in East Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported, amid tensions after police killed a Palestinian for allegedly firing fireworks.
Six people were arrested and two police injured in clashes that centered around the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, Channel 12 news reported.
Palestinians clash with police in Jerusalem over death of fireworks shooter: Israeli officers reported to raid mourning tent in Issawiya to confiscate posters of Mohammad Samir Obeid, whose body has been held since Thursday https://t.co/kcxNGdzunz TimesofIsrael pic.twitter.com/NKfWHOHKjs
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Israeli forces raided a mourning tent and confiscated posters of Mohammad Samir Obeid, who was killed on Thursday for allegedly shooting fireworks.
Tensions in the area have soured since Obeid’s death. Protests against the incident were held on Friday, in which 80 demonstrators suffered light injuries.
Rights groups have long criticized Israeli police for using reckless and unlawful lethal force against Palestinians.
Israeli police and Palestinian rioters clashed in east #Jerusalem’s Issawiya district over the weekend following the death of area resident Mohammad Samir Obeid Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/CUJ0ZMGHu7
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Palestinian have been demonstrating throughout the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip against the launch of the US administration’s Middle East peace plan.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognized by the international community.
(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, PC, Social Media)