Directed by the head of the Jerusalem district police was dispersed participants of a funeral procession in A-Tur during the funeral of a young man, a resident of East Jerusalem who drowned last week in lake Kinneret.
The press service of law enforcement agencies reported that the marchers carried PLO flags, and the crowd called for an armed resistance.
Refusing to obey the instructions of the police, the rioters blocked traffic on the main street of the quarter and threw stones at the security personnel. One of the stones hit the head of a police officer. He was injured and needed medical care got in place.
Law enforcement has used lethal weapons to disperse demonstrations.
The press service of the police of the Jerusalem district issued a statement, saying: «the Israeli Police will not allow anyone to use the funeral for nationalist speeches and violations of public order.»
However, the Arab media reported that the clashes with the police injuries of varying severity’ve got about 30 participants of the funeral procession.