Palestinians & Israeli forces clash in Friday prayers protests (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
It’s the second consecutive Friday that clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces have followed the end of Muslim prayers. One man was reportedly shot after stabbing an Israeli border police officer near Ramallah. The officer sustained minor injuries, according to Haaretz.
During a scuffle with Palestinians in East Jerusalem, a member of the Israeli security forces appeared to punch a woman, who had reached for his face, in the head.
Images posted to Twitter by Jerusalem Post reporter Udi Shaham show increased security ahead of a large protest around Damascus Gate, the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City. In Bethlehem, protesters were pictured throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers who returned fire with rubber bullets and tear gas.
Hundreds of people also protested at the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the third holiest site in the Muslim world. Elsewhere, thousands gathered in the Jordanian capital of Amman, with local television reportedly airing footage of the protests live.
Sumisha Naidu, Malaysia correspondent for Channel News Asia, tweeted images of protesters heading to the US embassy following Friday prayers in Kuala Lumpur.