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Jerusalem Day overshadowed by clashes

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Jerusalem Day overshadowed by clashes


In the Middle East, a rally to mark Jerusalem Day was marred by clashes after several hundred young Israeli’s entered the city’s Muslim quarter.

There was a high police presence on Wednesday as the marchers celebrated the 47th anniversary of the capture of East Jerusalem in the 1967 war with Jordon.

Scuffles broke out between Israeli forces and Palestinians who had gathered in and around the old city to protest against the march.

Despite the trouble there were no reports of any arrests.

Israel says the day marks the unification of the city, while Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Israel will never divide the city.

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