A near riot broke out by the Old City’s Damascus Gate Sunday morning when Border Police arrested an Arab woman affiliated with the outlawed Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement for creating a public disturbance in the highly volatile area.
According to police, at roughly 11 a.m. officers patrolling the area saw the unidentified woman shouting and chanting inflammatory statements outside the east Jerusalem entrance, where several deadly terrorist attacks have been carried out since October.
“She was acting suspiciously and provocatively and using incitement to create a public disturbance in the Damascus Gate area, and when police questioned her she made a run for it to a nearby grocery store,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
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