Jerusalem: 100 Palestinian Protesters Injured As Protests Continue For Second Night Over Sheikh Jarrah

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended police action against Palestinian protesters after two nights of clashes in Jerusalem. He said Israel "shall not allow any radical element to undermine the calm" in the city amid growing concerns over the spiralling violence. The US, the EU, Russia & the UN on May 8 all expressed alarm. The clashes follow a month of tensions, with the threatened eviction of Palestinian families a focal point. The two nights of clashes took place around Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, a frequent flashpoint for violence. It is one of Islam's most revered sites, but its location is also the holiest site in Judaism, known as the Temple Mount. May 8 violence began after tens of thousands of worshippers had prayed at the compound on Laylat al-Qadr, the most holy night in the Muslim month of Ramadan. Protesters hurled stones at police at the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City, and officers responded with stun grenades, rubber bullets & water cannon. Almost 100 were injured in the violence, reported BBC. Watch the video to know more.

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