Blaze rages outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem

No injuries reported; residents throw stones at firefighters

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Several stores near the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem went up in flames Saturday night. No injuries were reported.

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Seven firefighter crews tried to control the flames and other crews were en route to assist.

Firefighters said the fire started in public bathrooms near the Damascus Gate. Residents reportedly threw stones at the firefighters.


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