Israeli border policemen stand guard in the West Bank village of Abu Dis on May 17, 2013
Israeli border policemen stand guard next to a destroyed section of Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Abu Dis on the outskirts of Jerusalem on May 17, 2013. Dozens of Palestinians held a protest in the Old City of annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday, hurling rocks at Israeli police and setting ablaze garbage bins, a police spokeswoman said. © Ahmad Gharabli - AFP/File
Israeli border policemen stand guard in the West Bank village of Abu Dis on May 17, 2013
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Last updated: May 18, 2013

Palestinians clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Dozens of Palestinians held a protest in the Old City of annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday, hurling rocks at Israeli police and setting ablaze garbage bins, a police spokeswoman said.

"Dozens of Palestinians threw rocks at police forces near Nablus Gate. Two of them were arrested," said Luba Samri.

An AFP correspondent said some of the demonstrators were carrying banners which called for a "third intifada," or anti-Israeli uprising.

The protest was an extension of the Palestinian demonstrations held in the Old City earlier this week to mark what the Arabs regard as the "Nakba" (catastrophe) of the Jewish state's creation on May 15, 1948, she said.

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