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Palestinians Protest East Jerusalem Home Teardown


Masked Palestinian youths burn tires during clashes with Israeli police officers, not seen, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh, 30 Nov 2010

Masked Palestinian youths burn tires during clashes with Israeli police officers, not seen, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiyeh, 30 Nov 2010

Palestinian protests erupted in east Jerusalem on Tuesday after Israeli forces demolished a home in the Arab neighborhood of Issawiya.

Israeli police report an angry crowd of protesters threw rocks and set several cars on fire before forces broke up the demonstration.

Israeli authorities say a home and a small room housing a printing press next door were demolished because they were built illegally.

Also on Tuesday, five Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire while looking for construction material in rubble near Gaza's northern border with Israel.

The Israeli military said it had opened fire on three Palestinians approaching the border fence after they failed to respond to warning shots.

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