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September 21, 2015 11:34 am

Israel Struggling to Combat Wave of Palestinian Rock-Throwing Attacks in Jerusalem

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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.

Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem. Photo: Justin McIntosh.

After finding high-tech solutions to halt suicide bombings and rockets, tech-savvy Israel is struggling with the resurgence of a weapon dating back to David and Goliath: the hurled rock.

Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem amid a wave of Palestinian unrest, leading to calls for a harsh crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site. But the outbursts appear to be decentralized and unorganized, and any tough new measures risk setting off another full-fledged conflict.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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