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Riots in Jerusalem become diplomatic crisis

The US Embassy in Israel expressed concern about escalating tensions in Jerusalem between Jews and Arabs.
Palestinian detained near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem

After a long night of clashes between police, Jewish far-right activists and Muslim protesters, tensions in Jerusalem are becoming an international issue.

The US Embassy in Israel expressed concern Friday over escalating tensions in Jerusalem. “We are deeply concerned about the incidents of violence in Jerusalem over the last several days. We hope all responsible voices will promote an end to incitement, a return to calm, and respect for the safety and dignity of everyone in Jerusalem,” read the statement, which was published in English, Hebrew and Arabic.

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