Israeli Forces Clash With Palestinian Demonstrators at Damascus Gate

Palestinian demonstrators rallying at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on May 18 clashed with Israeli security forces, who deployed stun grenades to drive back the protesters.

This footage, taken on Tuesday afternoon, shows protesters at Damascus Gate, one of the flash points in Jerusalem that emerged in the run-up to full-scale conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Palestinian leaders had called for a general strike among Arab-Israeli workers to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza, and show solidarity with Palestinian residents in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

In the West Bank, the authorities reported at least three deaths on Tuesday, along with dozens of injuries from clashes with Israeli forces.

Health officials in Gaza said that at least 213 people have been killed and more than 1,400 injured inside the Palestinian enclave since the start of Israeli strikes on May 10. At least 12 people have been reported killed inside Israel after militants in Gaza began firing thousands of rockets. Credit: AlQastal via Storyful

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