'17-year-old seriously wounded'; 4 cops injured in e. J'lem

Clashes break out in capital; 34 arrested as stones, Molotov cocktails thrown at security forces; up to 11 Palestinians injured in clashes.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 13, 2011 19:41
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Palestinian throws back tear gas canister Silwan 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Nir Elias)

 
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Four police officers and up to 11 Palestinians were injured in protests and disturbances that took place throughout east Jerusalem on Friday ahead of large demonstrations expected on Sunday to mark "Nakba Day." A 17-year-old Palestinian was reported to be in serious condition after being shot in his shoulder, Israel Radio reported, citing the Red Crescent.

Thirty-four people were arrested for disturbing the peace and intending to use Molotov cocktails, police said.

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According to police, four police and Border Police officers were injured from stones thrown at them in several eastern neighborhoods of the city, including Silwan, Issawiya, Ras a-Mud, Shuafat and at the Kalandia checkpoint. One officer was evacuated to hospital for treatment while the others were treated on the scene. All were listed in light condition.

Eleven Palestinians were injured throughout the day, according to the Red Crescent, while police put the number of Palestinian injuries at five. Among those injured, Palestinian sources reported, was a 17-year-old who was in serious condition after being shot in his shoulder.

Police contended that he was in light condition and said they were investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The disturbances began following Friday prayers in Jerusalem.

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Elsewhere, a disturbance was reported near Ramallah where Palestinians were throwing stones and blocking a road. Police, IDF and Border Police forces where on scene attempting to disperse the protest.

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