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Violence against East Jerusalem Jews doubles

More than 360 violent assaults against Jews living in East Jerusalem, including the capital’s Old City, are recorded in July, nearly double the number of similar attacks that took place during the same period in 2013, according to figures published today.

Palestinians clash with Israeli border police during the funeral of 16-year-old Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, East Jerusalem on July 04, 2014.  (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Palestinians clash with Israeli border police during the funeral of 16-year-old Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat, East Jerusalem on July 04, 2014. (Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Most incidents involve youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at Jewish civilians living in predominantly Palestinian neighborhoods, or rioters setting off firecrackers near Jewish institutions. In some cases, however, masked gunmen open fire at Jews residing in the eastern half of the city, the Haaretz daily reports. Last Monday, an IDF soldier was shot at close range by a gunman on a motorbike near the neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz.

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