Protests erupt in West Bank, Israeli Arab towns after relatively quiet morning in Jerusalem

Palestinians activists attempt to breech West Bank security barrier in support of campaign calling for the "liberation" of Jerusalem from Israel.

November 14, 2014 14:46
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Palestinian demonstrations on November 14, 2014

Palestinian demonstrations on November 14, 2014

Dozens of Palestinian activists approached a point near the security barrier between Israel and the West Bank town of Kalandiya on Friday morning, and allegedly attempted to try to cross the wall.

Palestinian media reported that the Palestinians had succeeded in crossing the barrier using foot bridges and cutting barbed-wire section in support of a Palestinian campaign to "liberation" Jerusalem from Israel, organized by the Popular Resistance Committees.

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A Border Police spokesman said security forces at the scene had dispersed the activists who then retreated back into Palestinian territory, adding that the demonstrators did not cross into Israeli territory.

Security forces were deployed across Jerusalem and other flashpoint areas after authorities decided not to place an age restriction on Muslim worshipers attending Friday prayers at the Temple Mount complex.

After a relatively quiet morning in Jerusalem, demonstrations began to erupt in Israeli Arab towns and the West Bank.

About 100 Palestinian activists gathered near security barrier at the Hizma checkpoint protesting and blocking traffic.

Security forces at site and ordered the demonstrators to disband the march.

Army Radio reported that in Hebron, some 300 Palestinians clashed with IDF forces.

Meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators also protested in the Arab towns of Umm al-Fahm and Kafr Kana on Friday over Temple Mount violence and last week's killing by police of a local youth.

According to Israel Radio, MKs Haneen Zoabi (Balad) and Afu Agbaria (Hadash) attended the rally.

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