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Violent clashes erupt during Jerusalem Day parade

Traditional Jewish 'Flag Dance' procession commemorating Jerusalem's reunification becomes scene of violent clashes between marchers and Arab residents of capital's eastern neighborhoods. Several rioters detained by police

Latest Update: 06.01.11

Violent clashes broke out on Wednesday during the traditional "Flag Dance" parade in east Jerusalem.

Police detained at least 15 people, both Jewish and Arab, some of whom are suspected of hurling stones. Three people were lightly wounded.

Marchers and local business owners hurled stones and fruit at each other near Damascus Gate. Large police forces were deployed and arrested two rioters.

A marcher and an Arab resident were injured near Damascus Gate from stones they pelted at one another. Another marcher was lightly injured from a stone that was pelted at him near Sheikh Jarrah. All three received medical treatment at a nearby hosp

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Added: Jun-2-2011 Occurred On: Jun-2-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Jerusalem Day parade, reunification, Violent clashes
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