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Right-wing Jews attack Palestinian vehicles in Jerusalem, injure woman

July 5, 2015 10:08 A.M. (Updated: July 5, 2015 4:31 P.M.)
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JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian woman was injured Saturday evening when right-wing Jews threw stones at Palestinian vehicles in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that the incident took place near "the Tomb of Simeon the Just,” a Jewish site of worship in occupied East Jerusalem near Sheikh Jarrah.

She confirmed that a Palestinian woman sustained injuries.

Palestinian youths afterward gathered and clashed with the group of right-wingers.

Police officers arrested a young Palestinian man and two Israelis and held them for questioning.

Saturday's incidents come amid heightened tensions in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank over the past weeks.

In the West Bank, attacks have been carried out by Israeli settlers and military as well as by Palestinian locals.

On Friday, a group of Israeli settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement in southern Nablus smashed several Palestinian vehicles with stones, days after three Israeli settlers were injured and one killed in a shooting by a Palestinian local in the same area.

Israeli military checkpoints have been the site of frequent violence since the start of Ramadan, with two Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at checkpoints and several more injured.

In June, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli border policeman at the Damascus Gate of occupied East Jerusalem's old city before being shot by the policeman.

An average of two Israeli civilians per week have sustained injuries by Palestinians so far in 2015, with two Israelis killed, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In the same time period, however, an average of 39 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces each week, and 15 have been killed.

The number does not include incidents of injury by Israeli settlers on Palestinians in the West Bank.
Comments
spb / usa
the question who has better insurance? this game of attacks and counter-attacks will be played as long as palestinians don't recognize the Jewish state. which is about forever?
05/07/2015 14:27
Tobias / USA
Neither Palestinians, Nor their vehicles, should not be allowed in Jerusalem, until the Palestinian Authority accepts peace with Israel.
05/07/2015 15:03
Kobe / AU
I think a better remedy is that right wing jews and illegal settlers should be banned from Jerusalem unless Israel is prepared to take responsibility for their acts of violence.
05/07/2015 17:47
Colin Wright / USA
'I think a better remedy is that right wing jews and illegal settlers should be banned from Jerusalem unless Israel is prepared to take responsibility for their acts of violence.' ? The settlers are just doing what Zionists have always done.
10/07/2015 01:58
Phil / USA
And just to add some balance, one night this Ramadan when I was outside Damascus Gate, during some clashes between soldiers and youths, a little old Jewish man's car window was smashed with a rock as he sat in traffic. Close range. Why? No obvious reason, other than that he was a Jew.
10/07/2015 11:34
spb / usa
is that when we ask how is it when the shoe is on the other foot?
10/07/2015 19:05
Colin Wright / USA
Re Phil '...a little old Jewish man's car window was smashed with a rock as he sat in traffic. Close range. Why? No obvious reason, other than that he was a Jew.' Maybe it had something to do with him being an invader and oppressor.
11/07/2015 00:16
inbound39 / New Zealand
Eventually,in the near future,the World as a whole will impose a solution on Israel and settlers will be removed from Occupied Territory. America will support the move due to its greater need for World support. It can no longer continue supporting Israel.
11/07/2015 09:42
Outlier / USA
Inbound, nice fantasy. When has that EVER happened? It hasn't and it will not.
12/07/2015 05:32
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