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Israeli police injured 90 Palestinians on Saturday night, May 8, outside the Damascus Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem, 16 of whom were hospitalized, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent, after protesters hurled bottles and rocks at occupation forces and the police responded with stun grenades and water cannon. Arab-Palestinians protested throughout the country on Saturday over the far-right government’s actions in Jerusalem, including its handling of violent clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday and the pending eviction of dozens of Palestinians from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The chair of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and former Hadash MK, Muhammad Barakeh, called for protests in all Arab cities against the “terror of the occupation in Jerusalem.” Protesters blocked traffic on a section of Route 65 on Saturday, May 8, near the northern city of Umm al-Fahm. Among them are former…

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Arabs across Israel Protest J’rsalem Occupation, Palestinian Evictions