Middle East

Israel arrests 39 Palestinians after clashes in East Jerusalem and West Bank

Palestinian women from the so-called Murabitat group raise copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and against preventing them from entering the shrine on September 20, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police said 39 Palestinians were arrested in the West Bank and annexed East Jerusalem in the last two days, as tensions are going on over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mo

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 21, 2015, on page 8.

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