Dozens of arrests but no casualties reported after Jerusalem Day clashes

Arabs clash with Jewish marchers during Jerusalem Day Flag Parade and riot in nearby neighborhood. Police arrest 50 people – mostly Arabs.

Arabs clashed with Jewish marchers in the Old City of Jerusalem, and rioted in the nearby Shimon Hatzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah) neighborhood during a heavily policed Jerusalem Day march, but there were no major injuries recorded during the 55th anniversary of the liberation of eastern Jerusalem..

Police said 50,000 Jews marched through the Old City on Sunday, Jerusalem Day, the Hebrew calendar anniversary of Israel’s capture of the area in the 1967 Six-Day War. A record 2,600 Jews visited the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

Illustrative Photo Credit: Avital Pinnick [License]

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