Sunday, February 12, 2012

Israeli police, Palestinians clash in Jerusalem

Israeli police, Palestinians clash in Jerusalem: 12 February 2012

JERUSALEM - Israeli police used tear gas and rubber bullets against stone-throwing Palestinians in the Issawiya district of annexed east Jerusalem on Sunday, police and an AFP journalist said.

“Five Palestinians were arrested after attacking a police and border guard patrol with stones,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

An AFP photographer said police responded with tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse several dozen Palestinian demonstrators. The extent of any injuries was not immediately known.

The Palestinian village of Issawiya on the northern outskirts of Jerusalem is often the scene of clashes between Palestinians and security forces.

Israel conquered east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community, which considers it to be occupied territory.