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21 Palestinians arrested in Jerusalem raid

  • Israeli security forces on Monday arrested dozens of Palestinians in east Jerusalem for "rioting", in the largest raid since clashes broke out over the city's most sensitive holy site last week.

    "In an overnight operation in east Jerusalem, police arrested 21 Palestinians suspected for disturbance," media reports quoted a police spokesperson as saying. The official Palestinian new agency WAFA reported that 19 of those detained were minors.

    Hundreds of policemen were deployed near the Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem after a week of repeated clashes between Palestinians and the police, Jerusalem District Police Commander, Brigadier General Avshalom Peled said. (Source: IANS)