Israeli-Palestinian clashes after settlers march in East Jerusalem
Right-wing Israelis marched through East Jerusalem on Sunday in a bid to show Israel's sovereignty over all of Jerusalem. Israeli-Palestinian clashes broke out during the march.
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In Silwan, the settlers were met by both local residents and leftist Israelis who opposed their march.
"We hope the Kahanist march in Silwan will raise awareness to the distress of Palestinian residents of the neighborhood, who are subjected to incessant violence at the hands of the settlers in the neighborhood and abused by the authorities," the [leftist Israeli] demonstrators said. They added that they were protesting "in order to stand with the residents throughout the provocation and ensure that police are defending the Palestinian residents from the Kahanist bullies."
Meanwhile, Ma’an, a Palestinian news service, reports that at least five Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets fired at them by the police.
Palestinian demonstrators began throwing stones at Israeli police, who then deployed anti-riot forces to break up the group.
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