Many injured on second night of clashes in Jerusalem

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police broke out in Jerusalem on Saturday, injuring dozens.

Jerusalem24 – Protesters hurled stones at the police at Damascus Gate in the Old City, and officers responded with stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon.

Palestinian medics said 90 Palestinians were wounded. Israeli police said at least one officer was hurt.

It follows days of simmering unrest over possible evictions of Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah claimed by Jewish settlers.

On Friday, more than 200 Palestinians and at least 17 Israeli police were wounded in skirmishes near Al-Aqsa mosque, emergency workers and police said.

The Quartet of Middle East negotiators – the US, the EU, Russia and the UN – on Saturday expressed “deep concern” over the spiralling violence.

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