Dec 08, 2021

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For several weeks already, violent riots have broken out outside the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Tuesday.

Cellphone footage caught one harrowing moment when a bolder broke the window of a bus with Jewish passengers inside cowering under the seats.

Border police were deployed in an attempt to quell the riots.

Objects were thrown at Jewish worshippers commuting to the Western Wall via Damascus Gate.

Tuesday marked Mohammed’s birthday which may have played a role in the escalation. The Temple Mount was closed to Jewish pilgrims.