East Jerusalem residents rally at Damascus Gate
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East Jerusalem residents rally at Damascus Gate

Rock throwers smash police car windshield, police respond with flash grenades in second violent altercation in a day

Illustrative photo of protests at Damascus Gate (Photo credit: Matti Friedman / Times of Israel)
Illustrative photo of protests at Damascus Gate (Photo credit: Matti Friedman / Times of Israel)

Hundreds of east Jerusalem residents held a demonstration in Jerusalem’s Old City near the Damascus Gate Sunday evening, with several demonstrators throwing rocks at a police car, breaking its windshield.

Police said they ordered the demonstrators to disband, but when their calls went unheeded they resorted to using stun grenades to disperse the crowd.

One man was arrested on suspicion of rock throwing.

Earlier Sunday, Palestinian youths hurled stones at Israeli police officers at the Mughrabi Gate entrance to the Temple Mount. No injuries were reported.

Additional police units arrived at the scene, dispersing rioters. Police increased security on the Temple Mount.

Marissa Newman contributed to this report.

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