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Teen wounded in rock-throwing attack in Jerusalem

Border Police troops stand guard during a demonstration in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, on December 17, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
Border Police troops stand guard during a demonstration in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, on December 17, 2021. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

A group of high school students was attacked by rock-throwers in the flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem, police say.

A youth was lightly wounded and given medical treatment, according to the police, who reported that, amid the rock-throwing, an observer fired a gunshot in the air.

Police say that a 15-year-old suspect was arrested and brought in for interrogation for carrying out the rock-throwing.

The right-wing Honenu organization said that a staff member of the high school group was the one who fired in the air to disperse the attackers.

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