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Palestinian rioting ongoing near Jerusalem’s Old City, in worst clashes since May

Some 20 Palestinians have been arrested in ongoing mass rioting in Jerusalem near the Old City. The Palestinian Red Crescent reports that 17 people were hurt during clashes.

The rioting occurred at the end of a march to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and included stone-throwing at cops and passing vehicles.

Police have been using crowd control measures to disperse the masses. Buses to the Western Wall have been stopped.

The violence appears to be the worst since May, when repeated riots deteriorated into a full-on conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, alongside rioting in many Arab-Jewish towns.

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