More than a hundred people were injured after mass clashes between Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem’s Old City. The fight began over a TikTok video, Reuters writes.
A total of about 105 people were injured, with another 20 hospitalized. Another 100 people have been arrested.
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Footage published on Twitter shows people scattering during the fight, some throwing smoke bombs. According to Reuters, Jews who took to the streets – including members of the radical Lehava organization – shouted “Death to the Arabs!”, “We will take revenge” and “We will burn your village.”
The clashes began after a video of some Arabs beating an ultra-Orthodox Jew circulated on the TikTok social network. The police detained the alleged attackers, but the footage still angered Jerusalem’s Jewish community. They took to the streets and carried out pogroms, attacking Palestinian passersby. The Muslims also attacked and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the police.