Arab high school unrest switched to East Jerusalem on Monday (18 November) after two days of demonstrations in towns along the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan.
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Background: Arab high school unrest switched to East Jerusalem on Monday (18 November) after two days of demonstrations in towns along the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan.
Teenagers stoned Israeli police in the city and over 70 arrests were made. The youths also tried to close the massive wooden doors of the ancient Damascus gate in the old city wall.
Shopkeepers who closed their doors during the rioting were told by police that they would be arrested if the shops remained shuttered. By early afternoon, the city was quiet and the shops had re-opened.
Israeli leader have attributed the troubles to the effect of last week's address to the United Nations by Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
In other West Bank towns -- Ramillah, Halhul, Dura and Kilkilya -- many youngsters did not turn up for school. Others turned up -- but only to gather outside, shouting slogans and carrying flags. No violence was reported.
SYNOPSIS: The continuing unrest along the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the Jordan spread to East Jerusalem on Monday.
Armed Israeli police and security forces were on the alert to quell the violence.
Arab high schoolchildren and teenagers attempted to close the ancient wooden doors of the Damascus Gate ... But police moved in quickly to restrain the youths. During the ensuing violence, the demonstrators stoned police ... And several security men and rioters were injured.
Israeli authorities have said the trouble was sparked off by last week's address to the United Nations by Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat.
Unrest was muted in West Bank towns, where more schoolchildren stayed away from school. Others gathered to chant anti-Israeli slogans.
Jerusalem's clashes resulted in seventy arrests ... But by the early afternoon police announced that the violence had died down.