Palestinian protesters riot in Silwan


JERUSALEM (JTA) — About 200 Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

Six Border Police officers were injured by rocks thrown by the Palestinian protesters in Silwan and several Palestinian women suffered from tear gas inhalation, Haaretz reported.

Sunday night’s demonstration protest follows several days’ of protests following the preliminary approval of a plan by Jerusalem’s planning board that would include the demolition of 22 Palestinian homes in Silwan to create an archeological park, as well as a new Palestinian neighborhood and a tourist center.

Palestinian protesters also threw Molotov cocktails at Beit Yonatan, a seven-story building in Silwan where eight Jewish families are living; four security guards there were injured. The home has been ordered to be demolished by the Jerusalem District Court.

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