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June 22, 2015 9:27 am

Start of Ramadan Sees Rising West Bank Tensions; Riots, Rock Throwing Attacks Increase

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A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israel's security fence. There has been increased tensions between Palestinians and security forces since the beginning of Ramadan. Photo: Justin McIntosh.

A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israel’s security fence. There has been an increase in tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces since the beginning of Ramadan. Photo: Justin McIntosh.

Just hours after a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate in the Old City seriously wounded an Israel border policeman on Sunday, riots erupted on the scene where dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli forces in the area, continuing an apparent escalation in tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank since the beginning of Ramadan on Thursday.

The riot was the second in less than 48 hours to take place at Damascus Gate where Border Police responded with riot control measures to disperse the crowd.

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