Kalandiya heats up

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July 31, 2014 12:35

Last Thursday night’s riot looked like a post-apocalyptic battle.




Riot

The riots centered on Kalandiya, with smaller clashes in Isawiya.. (photo credit:SETH J. FRANTZMAN)

There is something surreal about Palestinian protests.

The well-armed Palestinian Authority police who lumber around in central Ramallah were nowhere to be seen as more than 10,000 people crowded the main road to Kalandiya – the central checkpoint into Jerusalem from Ramallah – on Thursday of last week.

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