Riots break out in response to ceasefire, Hamas flags waved

People wave Palestinian flags during Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City
(photo credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)
Israel Police clashed with Palestinians in a number of tense friction points in Israel, including the Temple Mount and in east Jerusalem throughout the day on Friday. Tear gas and rubber bullets were fired after rioting broke out in response to the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas.

A parade of hundreds of rioters waving Hamas flags passed through the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber on Friday afternoon, turning into a violent confrontation as they threw stones and firecrackers at Israel Police forces in the area, according to an Israel Police statement.

Two suspects from the incident have been taken into police custody for assaulting officers.

Earlier in the day police forces clashed with Palestinians on the Temple Mount after hundreds of youth threw stones and Molotov cocktails at police officers. Jerusalem District police commander Doron Turgeman ordered police to enter the Temple Mount and handle the rioters near the police station, while allowing those not involved to leave the Temple Mount.

A live stream from the complex showed Palestinians surrounding police and then police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse them. Paramedics were seen operating at the scene.

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