Palestinians and police officers are sparring in East Jerusalem, during the funeral procession of Walid a-Sharif, a Palestinian who died on Saturday after being critically wounded during clashes on the Temple Mount several weeks ago.
According to police, several officers have been lightly injured by stones hurled at them by the hundreds of rioters at a cemetery near Jerusalem’s Old City.
Police say they are responding with riot dispersal measures. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it has so far treated 37 people for injuries caused by rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades. Ten were taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment, the Red Crescent says.
Police say they also arrested five people who were in a car that accelerated toward Border Police officers securing the funeral procession earlier this evening.
The officers fired at the vehicle’s wheels and arrested the five, who were unharmed. No officers were hurt during the incident either.
Clashes between Palestinians and police this evening following the funeral of Walid a-Sharif, who died after being critically hurt during clashes on the Temple Mount several weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/tZ6dtUF0ZG
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