WATCH: Clashes resume as Palestinians burn cardboard metal detectors in Bethlehem

Israeli media says that at least 3,000 demonstrators also faced off with security forces in the area of the Lion's Gate.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 24, 2017 01:06
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Palestinians burn cardboard metal detectors in Bethlehem, July 23, 2017.

Palestinians burn cardboard metal detectors in Bethlehem, July 23, 2017.

Clashes between Palestinians rioters and security forces resumed Sunday night as Palestinians burned cardboard metal detectors in Bethlehem to demonstrate their solidarity with Muslims from the immediate Jerusalem area who have been protesting for the past ten days the government's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount. 

Cardboard metal detectors in a protest in Bethlehem, July 23, 2017.

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Altercations also erupted at Jerusalem's Lion's Gate, and Palestinian reports claim that Israeli security forces used excessive force to disperse the Muslim worshipers in the area, using stun grenades and tear gas.


Israeli media says that at least 3,000 demonstrators faced off with security forces in the area of the Lion's Gate.

This comes after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas spoke on Sunday about his decision to sever ties with Israel until it reverses its decision to place metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, saying that his decision includes the security coordination with the Jewish state.


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