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Hundreds of Jewish teens run riot in Muslim part of Jerusalem's Old City

Hundreds of Jewish teens run riot in Muslim part of Jerusalem's Old City

A Palestinian shop owner was hospitalized after hundreds of Jewish teenagers reportedly rioted in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday night.

According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, approximately 400 youths marched through the Old City from the Western Wall towards the Muslim Quarter's Damascus Gate, allegedly shouting, beating the doors of houses and shops, throwing rocks and smashing car windows.

As they approached Damascus Gate, the youths stormed an open shop and attacked the shop's Palestinian owner.

"There were more than 400 people there," he said, "and only 20 police officers."

The NGO claimed the police had attempted to hide the nature of the incident when in described the incident in its statement as a fight between groups of youths, and not as an attack on Palestinians and their property.

Source: www.haaretz.com
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