Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem; UN calls emergency meeting

Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures at a holy site.

FP Staff July 23, 2017 10:02:16 IST
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem; UN calls emergency meeting
Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem UN calls emergency meeting

Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures at an ultra-sensitive holy site. Reuters

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem UN calls emergency meeting

Saturday's deaths followed bloodshed on Friday, when a 19-year-old Palestinian killed three Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank and three Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces. Reuters

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem UN calls emergency meeting

On Saturday, Palestinian youths hurled stones and petrol bombs as the army used a bulldozer to close off the 19-year-old attacker's West Bank village and prepare his house for probable demolition. Reuters

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem UN calls emergency meeting

Israel frequently punishes the families of attackers by razing or sealing their homes as a deterrent, although rights groups say this amounts to collective punishment. Clashes also flared in east Jerusalem and other Palestinian villages in the West Bank near Jerusalem, police said, adding that anti-riot measures were used against them. Reuters

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem UN calls emergency meeting

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Monday about the spiralling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported". Reuters

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