14 Palestinians arrested at Damascus Gate during visit of far-right MK

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14 Palestinians arrested at Damascus Gate during visit of far-right MK
Police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian protestors after Otzma Yehudit MK Itamar Ben-Gvir visited Damascus Gate in protest of a police decision banning him from visiting the Temple Mount.
By JEREMY SHARON
JUNE 10, 2021

Fourteen Palestinian protesters were arrested on Thursday afternoon amid tensions at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate during a visit by far-right MK Itamar Ben-Gvir. The ultranationalist leader of the Otzma Yehudit Party visited the site in protest at being banned by the police from marching through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City and visiting the Temple Mount on Wednesday and Thursday. The ban was issued due to concerns his presence would lead to violence from Arab residents, as well as cause unrest among the Arab population more broadly. Under heavy police protection, Ben-Gvir spoke to the media and took out and waved an Israeli flag during his visit. Police used at least five stun grenades to disperse several dozen Palestinian protesters who objected vocally to Ben-Gvir’s visit.

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