Parts of Jerusalem to be sealed off after latest violence

Israeli  authorities have ordered police to seal off Palestinian areas of Jerusalem after a series of attacks in and outside the city yesterday.

Jerusalem's Old City.

Jerusalem's Old City. Image by StateofIsrael / CC BY 2.0

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians has escalated dramatically over the past few weeks, and other measures, including the deployment of 300 guards to secure public transport were announced in response. The move to ‘lock down’ East Jerusalem was criticised by human rights groups. Read more: 

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