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  • Police break up 3 illegal demonstrations in Jerusalem, 2 involving Temple Mount

    May 12, 2016 | 1:33 pm

    Israeli police arrested 15 people as they broke up multiple illegal demonstrations Thursday in Jerusalem.

    In separate incidents on Israel’s Independence Day, right-wing Jews tried to march to the Temple Mount and formed a human chain blocking access to the Damascus Gate. In...

  • Jerusalem car ramming-shooting attack injures Palestinian bystander

    March 9, 2016 | 9:02 am

    A Palestinian bystander was seriously injured when two Palestinian residents of eastern Jerusalem allegedly tried to run over and then shoot police officers and civilians at a Jerusalem light rail stop.

    The attack took place on Wednesday morning at a train stop near the Damascus...

  • Three wounded, attacker killed in Jerusalem stabbing

    February 19, 2016 | 8:12 am

    A 20-year-old Palestinian who injured two police officers in stabbing attacks in Jerusalem was killed by security forces at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli police said.

    Muhammad Abu Khalaf from the town of Kafr ‘Aqab in northerneastern Jerusalem stabbed two...

  • One Israeli officer dies, one seriously wounded in Palestinian attack

    February 3, 2016 | 8:27 am

    Three Palestinians armed with guns, knives and explosives killed an Israeli border policewoman and seriously wounded another before being shot dead by nearby officers at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, Israeli police said.

    It was the latest in a spate of...

  • Marchers come under attack during Jerusalem Day march

    May 18, 2015 | 8:33 am

    Participants in the annual Jerusalem Day flag march came under attack from Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem.

    At least two police officers were injured Sunday afternoon near the Damascus Gate, which leads to the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and the popular Arab market.

  • Jewish man stabbed with screwdriver in Jerusalem

    November 17, 2014 | 9:26 am

    A Jewish man was stabbed with a screwdriver in central Jerusalem.

    The victim, 32, was treated on the scene for stab wounds to his upper body before being taken to Shaarey Zedek Medical Center in the city.

    The assailant reportedly was a Palestinian youth who was seen fleeing toward the Damascus Gate on the northwest side of Jerusalem.

    Police said they set up roadblocks in their search for the attacker.

    The attack comes on the heels of Arab unrest in Jerusalem and several attacks using cars and stabbing in the past two weeks.


  • Stone engraved to Roman emperor Hadrian discovered in Jerusalem

    October 21, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    A fragment of a stone engraved with an inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian was discovered in Jerusalem.

    The existence of the 2,000-year-old stone fragment, discovered in recent months during salvage excavations north of the Damascus Gate by the Israel Antiquities...

  • E. Jerusalem Arabs arrested for attacking Jewish man

    December 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Three Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion that they attacked a haredi Orthodox Jewish man.

    The teens, all 16, told police after they were arrested Thursday that they attacked the Jewish man because they had been attacked previously by Jews, according to Israel Radio.

    They are accused of injuring the 20-year-old man on Wednesday evening as he walked through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.