Four Palestinians said lightly injured in various clashes with security forces; Temple Mount prayers end without incident
(SOURCE) Several riots were reported throughout the West Bank Friday afternoon following weekly sermons.
Around 350 Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron, Israel Radio reported. Rioters were hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, who were responding with non-lethal means to disperse the protesters.
Another hundred people were demonstrating and assaulting security forces near Nablus, where soldiers were using rubber bullets and other means to quell the mob. Three Palestinians were lightly injured there and evacuated to hospital in Nablus.
In Kalandiya, north of Jerusalem, several dozen Palestinians were rioting. One man was said lightly injured by a rubber bullet fired by security forces.
Small riots of several dozen protesters were also reported in two locations near Ramallah and another near Qalqilya.
Prayers in the Temple Mount ended peacefully, with around 40 thousand Muslim worshipers attending the weekly sermon, Israel Radio reported.
Israeli police had said earlier that they would not bar young Muslim worshipers from Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque, despite a week of spiraling violence in the city including a Palestinian terror attack on a synagogue.