Youths torch Israeli jeep in East Jerusalem

Apr 23, 2011

JERUSALEM (AFP) — Palestinian youths on Friday set on fire an Israeli army jeep after it flipped over in a flashpoint neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem, Israeli police said.

“The jeep had an accident and flipped. After that, Arab youths from Issawiya shot fireworks at it, setting it on fire,” Jerusalem police spokesman Shmulik Ben Ruby said, adding that there were no casualties.

Issawiya is a Palestinian neighborhood located on Mount Scopus near the Hebrew University, and a district in which Israeli police and local youths often clash.

Israel captured the city’s Palestinian eastern sector in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move not recognized by the international community.

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