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3 arrested in clashes with police at Damascus Gate; bodyguard of MK lightly hurt

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian at the Damascus Gate to Jerusalem's Old City amid Jerusalem Day celebrations on May 29, 2022. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian at the Damascus Gate to Jerusalem's Old City amid Jerusalem Day celebrations on May 29, 2022. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Police arrest three people during clashes with officers at the flashpoint Damascus Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Rocks and bottles were hurled at officers, according to police, who say order has since been restored.

A bodyguard for opposition Likud MK Miri Regev was hurt after being struck by a rock. Police say he was lightly hurt and taken for medical treatment.

The arrests come after 18 people were arrested early today in the Old City and Temple Mount on suspicion of rioting and assaulting officers and civilians, amid heightened tensions in the area surrounding Jerusalem Day.

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